VMFA's "Modern Ruins: Photographs by Miranda Elliott" Exhibition Opens at Richmond International Airport
February 24, 2014
RICHMOND, Virginia (February 24, 2014) - An exhibition of photographs by Virginia-based artist Miranda Elliott, called “Modern Ruins: Photographs by Miranda Elliott,” opens today at Richmond International Airport (RIC). The show will be on view in the first level of the terminal through June 2014.
This collection of images features vacant factories and warehouses in Montreal, Quebec, and Richmond, Virginia. With their original functions forgotten, these derelict buildings become urban ruins marked by both time and creative expression.
“My intention is to capture the delicate balance between growth and decay,” said Elliott. “I search for layered eras evident in structures where the inevitable process of aging coincides with the human desire to leave a mark.”
Elliott is the recipient of a 2013 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Award. Originally from Richmond, she is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary.
About Richmond International Airport (RIC)
Richmond International Airport (RIC) is one of the most modern, well-equipped airports in the eastern United States, offering nonstop flights to major domestic destinations and connecting service to points around the globe. More than three million passengers and 100 million pounds of cargo travel through RIC annually, utilizing more than 100,000 square feet of warehouse/office space and 1,000,000 square feet of ramp space. For more information, please visit www.flyrichmond.com.
About the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)
With a collection of art that spans the globe and more than 5,000 years, plus a wide array of special exhibitions, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is recognized as one of the top comprehensive art museums in the United States. The museum’s permanent collection encompasses more than 23,000 works of art, including the largest public collection of Fabergé outside Russia and one of the nation’s finest collections of American Art, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. VMFA is home to acclaimed collections of English Silver and Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, British Sporting and Modern & Contemporary art, as well as renowned South Asian, Himalayan and African art. In May 2010, VMFA opened its doors to the public after a transformative expansion, the largest in its 75-year history. Programs include educational activities and studio classes for all ages, plus fun after-hours events. VMFA’s Statewide Partnership program includes traveling exhibitions, artist and teacher workshops, and lectures across the Commonwealth. VMFA is open 365 days a year and general admission is always free. For additional information, visit www.vmfa.museum.
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