VMFA's "Reflections of Our Past" Exhibition Opens at Richmond International Airport
February 25, 2013
RICHMOND, Virginia (February 25, 2013) - An exhibition of photographs by Virginia artist Aaron Sanders, called “Reflections of Our Past,” opens today at Richmond International Airport (RIC). The show will be on view in the first level of the terminal through June 2013.
In these photographs, Sanders captures reflections not only of that illustrious history but also of the enduring spirit and continuing progress of the city on the James.
“Enduring a revolution and a civil war that nearly burnt the city to the ground, Richmond has experienced many ups and downs,” said Sanders. “But like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, the spirit of Richmond and its inhabitants keep moving forward. The Richmond of today, with historical architecture set against towering skyscrapers, creates even more stories for future generations to come.”
Sanders lives and works in Richmond, Virginia, and was the recipient of a 2010 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Award.
About Richmond International Airport (RIC)
Richmond International Airport (RIC) is one of the most modern, well-equipped airports in the eastern United States, with easy access from the highway to the jetway. Seven air carriers currently serve RIC 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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