Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Tour
We will be taking a trip to Richmond, VA on Friday, January 24, 2020 to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) and explore the premiere of the Edward Hopper and the American Hotel exhibition, the first in-depth study of hospitality settings depicted in the works of one of the most celebrated American artists. Edward Hopper (1882–1967) found artistic value and cultural significance in the most commonplace sites and settings. Hopper’s spare depictions of familiar public and private spaces are often understood within the contexts of isolation, loneliness, and ennui of early and mid-20th-century America. Join us to get an exclusive glimpse of Hopper’s immersion into the world of hotels, motels, hospitality services, and mobility in general. The exhibition has simulated spaces and other unique design components, including an actual functional hotel room.
Refunds are available only if the trip is cancelled.
We will meet at a location, later to be determined, at 8:00 AM to board a chartered bus. The tour starts at 11:00 AM. We will return from VA to DC by 8:00 PM.