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VMFA on the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st Century
March 14, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - March 16, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
The Artmobile will be open to the general public on Thursday, March 14 from 3 to 3:45PM and again 5 to 7PM, on Friday, March 15 from 3 to 3:45 PM, and on Saturday, March 16 from 10am to 3pm.
Celebrate VMFA on the Road – an Artmobile for the 21st Century
State-of-the-art mobile museum at the Barns in Berryville March 14-16!
The new traveling art museum and interactive studio, VMFA On The Road, launched in Fredericksburg last October, and Berryville is the second stop of what will be many throughout the Commonwealth. Hosted by the Barns of Rose Hill Center for the Arts at 95 Chalmers Court, school students will have daytime dedicated hours to experience this hands-on learning museum. It will be open to the general public on Thursday, March 14 from 3 to 3:45PM and again 5 to 7PM, on Friday, March 15 from 3 to 3:45 PM, and on Saturday, March 16 from 10am to 3pm.
In 1953, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts was the first museum in the world to create what was then called the Artmobile. The Artmobile program circulated 59 exhibitions and served more than 2.5 million people during its lifetime.
The program was discontinued in the early 1990s due to concerns about the safety of the artwork, and it was replaced with a strategy to develop strong partnerships with schools, community centers, and museums around Virginia. VMFA now offers a 21st-century version of the famed traveling exhibition vehicle, with technology making possible an interactive learning experience. Working with a robust network of more than 1,000 partner organizations, VMFA on the Road is poised to equal and surpass the impact of its predecessor! Learn more at www.VMFA.museum.