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Expanded Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Opens Its Doors

RICHMOND, VA.- Visitors coming to the new James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Wing at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will see spectacular art and activities inside even before they reach the entrance, thanks to an enormous expanse of glass on VMFA’s Boulevard façade. The main window, 70 feet by 40 feet, and other large expanses of glass will let natural light pour into the heart of the museum by day and provide a welcoming beacon from the outside at night. VMFA Director Alex Nyerges urges all Virginians to see the expanded museum. “Everything about it is bigger, brighter and more welcoming. Our new McGlothlin Wing gives us a thrilling and glamorous stage from which to welcome visitors and to display more of our global collection and present important special exhibitions,” he says. The expanded museum includes double the space for major traveling exhibitions and increases total space for VMFA’s