Thanks to all who attended the Fall meeting of the ARLIS/ DC-MD-VA chapter on November 5, 2010. We are especially grateful to our hosts Suzanne Freeman and Lee Viverette at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.

Our packed day began with a tour of the VMFA’s recently renovated building, followed by curator-led tours of the American, Art Deco, and South Asian collections.

Gathering outside of the American Art collection

Touring the McGlothlin Galleries in the American collection

On our way to curator-led tour 2 of 3!

Curator Barry Shifman (left) leads a tour of the Art Deco and Art Nouveau collections in the Lewis Galleries

Enjoying the Decorative Arts collection

Touring the South Asian collection

After lunch in the VMFA’s café, Suzanne Freeman and Lee Vivrette led us on a tour of the newly renovated library facilities.

Touring the The Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library

Head librarian Suzanne Freeman leads a tour of the stacks and library

In the stacks

Suzanne Freeman and Lee Viverette discuss the recent library renovation

Posing for our group photo in the VMFA atrium after an exciting day

After a full day of art and educational tours, DC-MD-VA members mingled with colleagues and enjoyed cocktails in VMFA’s restaurant Amuse.

Thanks again to all who attended and to our gracious hosts! Stay tuned for minutes from the chapter’s business meeting which will be posted to the website soon.