State Employees to Receive Free Admission to Yves Saint Laurent Exhibition at VMFA

~ Acclaimed exhibition to be on display until August 27 ~

RICHMOND - Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that every state
employee of the Commonwealth of Virginia can receive free admission to
Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style, the acclaimed exhibition on
view at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts until August 27, 2017.

Admission to VMFA's permanent collection is free every day of the year;
some special exhibitions, such as Yves Saint Laurent, require a fee.

"The VMFA is a cultural icon in our Commonwealth, and we want to give
every state employee the option to experience this spectacular Yves Saint
Laurent exhibition and take advantage of the other amazing works of art in
the museum during their visit," said Governor Terry McAuliffe. "Yves Saint
Laurent showcases how our exceptional state art museum continues to
develop and offer outstanding exhibitions that allow us to learn about
different styles of art and cultures. We don't want any of our employees
to miss this amazing opportunity."

Drawn from the unparalleled collection of the Paris-based Fondation Pierre
Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent and other private collections, Yves Saint
Laurent: The Perfection of Style offers an intimate and comprehensive look
at the lifetime achievement of Saint Laurent, one of history's most
radical and influential fashion designers. The VMFA exhibition recreates
the fast-paced sights and sounds of the fashion runway.

"Since the May 6 opening, we have welcomed Virginians and international
guests to spend time in these galleries and discover the unparalleled
talent and vision of Yves Saint Laurent," said Alex Nyerges, VMFA
Director. "The comments we hear from visitors after their gallery
experience underscore that this exhibition inspires creativity. Part of
its appeal is that it allows us to appreciate the designer's innovation
and pioneering spirit to push through obstacles and achieve his dream. As
we look to the extended July 4th holiday and beyond, we invite our
colleagues across Virginia to come visit VMFA as part of their summer

To claim their free ticket, state employees only need to present their
employee identification card at the Visitor Services desk in the VMFA
lobby. Their family members can purchase tickets at a 20 percent discount.
Regular ticket prices are $22 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $10 for
college students and children ages 7-17. Tickets are free for VMFA members
and children ages 6 and younger.

As part of this special offer, state employees can present their employee
identification card for a 10 percent discount on purchases in Best Café,
Amuse restaurant, and the VMFA Shop until August 27, 2017.