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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond, Virginia, is one of the largest art museums in the United States. It opened in 1936 and serves as a state agency and privately endowed educational institution. The museum’s purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret art, as well as promote the study of the arts. Through its Office of Statewide Partnerships program, VMFA offers curated exhibitions, audiovisual programs, symposia, lectures, conferences, and workshops by visual and performing artists. Alongside special exhibitions, the museum houses a global art collection spanning over 6,000 years. With nearly 50,000 artworks, VMFA has the distinction of being the only art museum in the United States that is open 365 days a year and offers free general admission.

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Spanish collection

The following 6 Spanish artworks are a selection from the collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts:

The Crucifixion

by Blasco de Grañén, 1440–1445

Medium
Tempera on panel
Dimensions
Overall: 55 3/4 x 39 3/8 in (141.61 x 100.01 cm)
Credits
© Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo by Travis Fullerton

15th century

Saint Mary Magdalene Renouncing the Wordly Life

by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, circa 1650

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Unframed: 65 1/4 x 45 3/4 in (165.74 x 116.21 cm); framed: 79 x 55 in (200.66 x 139.7 cm)
Credits
© Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo by Travis Fullerton

17th century

General Nicolas Philippe Guye

by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, 1810

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Unframed: 41 3/4 x 33 3/8 in (106.05 x 84.77 cm); framed: 52 1/4 x 43 3/4 in (132.72 x 111.13 cm)
Credits
© Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo by Travis Fullerton

19th century

Still Life (Wineglass and Newspaper)

by Pablo Picasso, 1913–1914

Medium
Oil and sand on canvas
Dimensions
Unframed: 20 1/2 x 19 7/8 in (52.07 x 50.48 cm)
Credits
© Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo by Travis Fullerton

20th century

The God of the Bay of Roses

by Salvador Dalí, 1944

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Unframed: 22 1/8 x 30 3/26 in (56.2 x 76.68 cm); framed: 33 3/4 x 43 in (85.73 x 109.22 cm)
Credits
© Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo by Travis Fullerton

20th century

Chloe

by Jaume Plensa, 2016

Medium
Polyester resin, marble dust and stainless steel
Dimensions
Overall: 24 x 9.2 x 3.5 feet (7320 x 2800 x 1000 mm)
Credits
© Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo by Travis Fullerton

21st century