Art & Brunch at VMFA in Richmond

  • June 29, 2013 · 12:00 PM

Let's meet at the wonderful VMFA for Brunch at Amuse, a wonderful restarant overlooking the museum's gardens. The Special Exhibition is of Tom Wesselman

Admission is $12 and Brunch under $30.


American painter Tom Wesselmann (1931 – 2004) is widely regarded as one of the leading figures in the vanguard of American Pop Art. Alongside his contemporaries Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and James Rosenquist, he forged a new movement using the materials and images of everyday popular culture. However, unlike his two fellow Pop artists, Wesselman has never been the subject of a major retrospective exhibition in North America. This exhibition, organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, shows an artist who constantly reinvented himself long after the Pop Art movement had passed. He explored all kinds of techniques from plastic bas-relief to laser-cut steel drawings and multi-paneled shaped canvases. In his work, Wesselmann addressed the pressing issues of the art world of his time: the interpretation of the history of art; the status of the image; the relationship between art, industry and technology; and the American canon of beauty.

The exhibition has been critically acclaimed with Art Actuel writing: “Tom Wesselmann is a giant. Finally a superb exhibition that does him justice” and the Montreal Gazette talking of “Tom Wesselmann’s Pop Art: Powerful Crowded Canvases.” VMFA will be the only East Coast venue for this landmark exhibition

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  • kathy h

    Jackie are you carpooling?

    June 29, 2013

  • Julia C

    I'll be at van dorn metro
    Phone no[masked]

    June 29, 2013

  • Paul Z.

    Megabus doesn't work for me. I could only make 10:45 bus and that won't work. Who plans to meet at Van Dorn, where specifically and who is planning to drive?

    June 27, 2013

    • Julia C

      Megabus doesn't work for me. 1045 too late. Others are too early. I won't have a car at the metro so I would need a ride. Whatever the driver needs for expenses is ok. Thx. Julia

      June 28, 2013

    • kathy h

      I can take Julia and Paul and one more. Do we have expectations on time to return?

      June 28, 2013

  • Maureen

    Unfortunately, I will have to work this weekend.

    June 28, 2013

  • Paul Z.

    Where in DC?

    June 27, 2013

  • Julia C

    Megabus departures from dc 630am 7 am 1045 am

    Depart from Richmond 535pm
    640 pm 720
    It takes approx 2 hrs and change
    Would any of the times work

    June 27, 2013

  • Paul Z.

    Where does Megabus leave from?

    June 27, 2013

  • Julia C

    Megabus offers service from dc to Richmond. Drops you off at Main Street and the plaza. 28 rt

    June 26, 2013

    • Linda

      If you decide to take Megabus I can pick you up and drive you to Museum. The stop is vey close to where I live

      June 26, 2013

    • Julia C

      That's great. Sounds like a good option

      June 26, 2013

  • Paul Z.

    I could only provide comfortable seating for 1 other person so I am a passenger. Will be happy to help defray travel expenses (gas, etc), though. :o)

    June 26, 2013

  • Julia C

    Who wants to drive

    June 26, 2013

  • Paul Z.

    Sounds good. Is there free parking there or should I walk/take a cab?

    June 26, 2013

    • kathy h

      Free on weekends.

      June 26, 2013

  • kathy h

    Shall we meet for carpooling? Springfield metro has ample parking.

    June 3, 2013

    • Julia C

      I can get to the van dorn metro

      June 17, 2013

    • kathy h

      Lets meet at van dorn metro at 9:45 so we can leave at 10:00. Just under the shelter as if you were about to go into the tunnel. Who can drive and how many can you take?

      June 26, 2013

  • Dave S

    I am so sorry folks. I have business appointments already for Saturday morning and will not be able to attend. Linda, hope you have another brunch on a Sunday and that all of you have a fantastic time!

    June 24, 2013

  • Yvonne M

    This event sounds wonderful. But, I just recently joined this "Alexandria" group because of its location. So I am just hoping that most day events will be more in the general area, with maybe an occasional bus trip.

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have reconsidered this, and given my schedule I do not think that this is going to work for me. This will make room for someone to go who wants to AND can make it. Give Linda my greetings and a hug. I know you all will have a wonderful time.

    June 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Carpooling is an option, and we have not yet agreed on a gathering spot. I can comfortably take 3 in my vehicle.

    June 3, 2013

    • Julia C

      Can I go with you. I live in DC but can meet in va especially if near a metro

      June 3, 2013

  • Linda

    This meeting is for members only

    May 28, 2013

  • bra k.

    does anybody know Miss constance Larbi ?

    May 27, 2013

  • bra k.

    can I bring two guests along?

    May 27, 2013

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