VMFA's "It’s a Plane!" Exhibition Opens at Richmond International Airport
July 20, 2015
RICHMOND, Virginia (July 20, 2015) - An exhibition of photographs by Virginia-based artist Will May, called “It’s a Plane!,” opens today at Richmond International Airport (RIC). The show will be on view in the first level of the terminal through January 2016.
This series of eight pictures is arranged in response to a familiar location. Like most of the pictures May makes, it’s an invitation for you to consider your own particular story.
As a child May loved reading. “Images would constantly appear in my mind as I visualized myself in the story, seeing familiar locations and faces unknowable to the author.” As an adult May is interested in how knowledge gained through verifiable facts is combined with unique internal narratives of whom and where we are, and what we have seen.
May lives and works in Charlottesville, Virginia, and is the recipient of the VMFA Visual Arts Fellowships in 2004 and 2015.
The year 2015 marks the 75th anniversary of VMFA’s Fellowship Program. This exhibition is a celebration not only of this landmark but also a celebration of this selected VMFA fellow who has made impressive contributions to the arts in Virginia.
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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