Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Sculpture Garden, 2800 Grove Avenue, Richmond, Independent City, VA
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2800 Grove Avenue, Richmond, VA
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Documentation compiled after 2000.
Survey number HALS VA-1
Building/structure dates: 1976 initial construction
Significance: Lawrence Halprin designed the Sculpture Garden at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in 1976. The garden is representative of Halprin's organic, free flowing, romantic people spaces that owe everything to the lessons of nature and the needs of the 20th century user. The fountain is modeled after waterfalls in Northern Virginia and the walkways and topography drawn from woodland paths. The Sculpture Garden shares many of the same qualities and details as Halprin's Portland Plazas designed in 1965-66.
Charpentier & Chen Architects, P.C., Delineator
Historic American Landscape Survey (Library of Congress)
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