Maryland Blogger: The McGlothlin Collection of American Art at VMFA

The McGlothlin Collection of American Art at VMFA

The McGlothlin Collection of American Art at VMFA

 

Dolores and I enjoyed seeing the newly opened McGlothlin American Art Galleries at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia. Allow time to see this outstanding collection when you visit VMFA to see Rodin: Evolution of a Genius which is the current special exhibit.

Photographs are allowed and we did take a lot of pictures. We will have to share them with a future date after they have been edited.

 

“Longtime patrons James W. and Frances Gibson McGlothlin have given their collection of 73 works to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for permanent installation in the McGlothlin American Art Galleries. The value of the McGlothlin Collection exceeds $200 million

“We originally intended to give these paintings to VMFA after our lifetime,” Jim McGlothlin said, “but we’ve recently decided it’s more important for them to reach the hundreds of thousands of patrons who visit the museum. We would rather share in the public’s enjoyment of these works, and hope visitors receive as much pleasure from them as we have.”

VMFA Director Alex Nyerges said: “The McGlothlins’ unexpected gift is a magnanimous gesture of national importance. These works greatly strengthen our American collection with 12 artworks by John Singer Sargent, five new Bellows and 56 additional major works for visitors to enjoy.” - VMFA

 

Coleus, Kentlands Photowalk, Photograph by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Coleus, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 5495
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Comment balloon 16 commentsRoy Kelley • December 07 2015 01:57PM

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Good morning Roy. I am looking forward to seeing the photos. 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 4 years ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 4 years ago

Hi Roy.  I look forward to the photos you will be sharing from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 4 years ago

Good morning Roy.  You have me excited about the opportunity to regularly visit the art museum in Chicago upon my return. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) almost 4 years ago

Roy,

What a spectacular gift of Sargent alone!  And I love the photo of the coleus.  Happy Wednesday. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) almost 4 years ago

Roy, sounds like a great day for you and Delores, and was hoping to see some photos.  But can you take them?

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 4 years ago

Good morning Roy. This is such a gracious and thoughtful gift. Nice post and beautiful flower.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 4 years ago

Your feedback is always welcome. Thanks so much for your comments.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 4 years ago

You are always pointing out good local things to do....glad you liked it!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) almost 4 years ago

Nice spotlight on the McGlothin Collection of American Art. So many nice places to visit in your area.

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) almost 4 years ago

Thanks, again, for your comments and for your continued support.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 4 years ago

Would love to see some pictures but I don't suppose that is allowed!  Glad you and your wife enjoyed it.  

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) almost 4 years ago

What a great way to play it forward. Everyone gets a chance to enjoy this art work.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) almost 4 years ago

Sounds like you and Dolores had a great visit Roy, I look forward to seeing the photos.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 3 years ago

Good Monday morning to all. I hope you are enjoying the holiday events. Have a very special Christmas week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

Good Monday evening to all. 

Have an outstanding week. We may have some snow in Maryland before the end of the week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 3 years ago

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