The $150 million expansion of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in 2010 has not gone unnoticed. Last year, the museum was among thirteen buildings selected from around the world to be awarded a Royal Institute of British Architects International Award. And that's not all! The museum also beat out sites in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia to be named Travel Attraction of the Year by the Southeast Tourism Society, marking the first time the award has been given to a museum. The blockbuster Picasso exhibit last year attracted visitors from all corners of the world, and the upcoming Chihuly exhibit this fall also promises to be huge. Now that's a world class museum right around the corner from Maury Place at Monument!