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VMFA’s E. Claiborne and Lora Robins Sculpture Garden is now Wi-Fi accessible. The outdoor space is part of a three-phase program to hardwire the museum’s entire campus with broadband-speed Wi-Fi.
Visitors can now use Wi-Fi, as well as VMFA’s Wild at Art app, for a digitally enhanced museum experience. The free public access also allows users to upload and share content quickly on a variety of social media sites. The sculpture garden now serves as a viable work space adjacent to the Best Café Terrace.
“As a completely accessible museum open 365 days a year, it is part of our mission to make our public spaces as user-friendly as possible,” VMFA Director Alex Nyerges said. “Visitors are now able to stay connected to the internet while enjoying the beautiful environment of the sculpture garden.”
The Best Café and several additional public areas were the first spaces with Wi-Fi when the museum expanded in 2010. With the installation of hardwire broadband-speed WiFi, additional spaces include the Cochrane Atrium, VMFA Shop, Reynolds Lecture Hall, Freeman Library, special exhibition galleries, Cheek Theater, MWV Education studios, Amuse Restaurant, Claiborne Robertson Room, conference rooms, the Marble Hall and all galleries.
About the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
VMFA’s permanent collection encompasses more than 33,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of world history. Its collections of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, English silver, Fabergé, and the art of South Asia are among the finest in the nation. With acclaimed holdings in American, British Sporting, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist, and Modern and Contemporary art – and additional strengths in African, Ancient, East Asian, and European – VMFA ranks as one of the top comprehensive art museums in the United States. Programs include educational activities and studio classes for all ages, plus lively 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, telephone 804-340-1400 or visit www.vmfa.museum.
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