It’s a banner year for the VMFA

Pablo Picasso, Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937, oil on canvas, 36 1/4 × 25 9/16 in. Courtesy Musée National Picasso, Paris.

Fresh on the heals of Picasso and the announcement of Treasures from the Forbidden City word comes that the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has won an International Architecture Award.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the 2011 RIBA International Awards for buildings displaying architectural excellence, and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is one of the 13 recipients, among only three United States projects.

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