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The Virginia Art Museum Madness Scavenger Hunt

  • private
  • adults
  • indoor

The Virginia Art Museum Madness Scavenger Hunt

From ancient Egypt to modern-day America…

…you’ll explore the best of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts while seeking answers to tricky, humorous questions. On this unusual whirlwind tour, you’ll learn the secrets of a whip-wielding wild woman, a piano-playing pup, an elegant elephant saddle, an impish Impressionist, a tusk of love, a horrible hag who turns a skullcap into a cup, and gorilla (not guerrilla) warfare, to name just a few of the highlights.

Your team might tackle such questions as…

  • In the galleries of ancient Greek art, find a kid with a stick who looks ready to whack another kid holding grapes. But the item they’re found on isn’t interested in eating grapes: according to its Greek name, what does it want to eat? Answer: The kids are on the Asiatic Sarcophagus, and the label explains that sarcophagus is Greek for “flesheater.” Yikes!
  • In a gallery of 20th-century American art, find red and white stripes where you can get clipped for a quarter. Near “Chaplin,” what queen was exposed (so to speak)? Answer: In Evergood’s ‘Street Corner,’ a newspaper headline bares all (ahem) about a burlesque queen.

No knowledge of the museum or art is necessary: the emphasis is on teamwork—and fun.

It’s a great game for all kinds of groups and occasions, from birthday parties to social and corporate outings.


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