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VMFA's "What Most Are Waiting For" Exhibition Opens at Richmond International Airport

February 27, 2012

RICHMOND, Virginia (February 27, 2012) - An exhibition of paintings by Virginia artist Jeff Majer opens today at Richmond International Airport (RIC). The show will be on view in the first level of the terminal through June 2012.

The paintings presented in What Most Are Waiting For feature a subject matter with which we all are familiar: laundry. Majer, however, transforms such recognizable items as a sweater or a pair of pants, into works of art. Without glamorizing or idealizing--but with inserting an undeniable levity--Majer invites the audience to see a mundane cardigan or a lowly sock in a new light.

Majer notes that the repetition of subject matter both reflects the actual nature of laundry and inspires a new perspective.

Majer lives and works in Richmond, Virginia, and was a recipient of a 2010 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Award.

About Richmond International Airport (RIC)
Richmond International Airport is the gateway for Virginia's Capital Region and offers about 180 daily flights on eight major airlines providing competitive fares and convenient schedules to hundreds of major destinations across the U.S. and around the world. Visit www.flyrichmond.com to learn more.

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.

CONTACTS:

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Elizabeth Cruickshanks
(804) 204-2685
elizabeth.cruickshanks@vmfa.museum

Richmond International Airport
Troy M. Bell, C.M.
(804) 226-3022
tbell@flyrichmond.com


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