Closing this weekend is “Dynasty and Divinity: Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria”, featuring sculptures and artifacts from the 12th to 15th century. This exhibit showcases extraordinary pieces from Ife artists, including full size copper head portraits made using techniques that were the most advanced in the world at that time.
Coming this summer is “Fabergé Revealed”, featuring the work that Russian jeweler Karl Fabergé produced for the Russian imperial family in the 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibition will showcase the artists highly ornate work, such as enameled picture frames and clocks, gold cigarette cases and cane tops, hardstone animals and flowers in rock crystal vases, and ruby encrusted brooches and boxes. This special exhibition will comprise the largest collection of Fabergé in the United States, running from July 9 – October 2, 2011. This exhibit will be a particularly special event for the VMFA, which in its permanent exhibits houses the largest collection of Fabergé Imperial Easter Eggs outside of Russia.
The Virginia Museum is one of the most popular Richmond Virginia attractions for visitors. The museum is open 7 days a week, and all permanent exhibits are free to the public. Special exhibitions do have a cost and require tickets, which can be purchased online at the VMFA website.
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