Elvis arrives in Richmond, Virginia

Elvis Inside Taxi (Detail)

Inside Taxi (Detail): In the back of a local cab, Elvis is about to leave for the Jefferson Hotel. He has two performances at the Mosque Theater that afternoon and evening. Richmond, Virginia, June 30, 1956 © Alfred Wertheimer. All rights reserved.

Elvis is back in Richmond, Virginia. This time, he’s not staying at the Jefferson Hotel or the John Marshall Hotel. Instead, he’s checked in at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

The Elvis At 21 exhibition, featuring 56 legendary photographs of Elvis by Alfred Wertheimer opened today at the VMFA in a special sneak preview for members-only. The exhibition opens tomorrow to the general public and remains at the museum through March 18, 2012.

While museum admission is always free, tickets for the exhibition are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors, students, and youths. There is no charge for museum members.

On Christmas Day only, entry to the Elvis At 21 exhibition will be free to everyone, states Alex Nyerges, museum director, in the latest issue of My VMFA magazine. “(This) is our gift to those who come here on Christmas,” he says.

Check out Elvis.com’s “Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to Host Elvis at 21 Exhibit” article for more information.

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Original image courtesy of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Used with permission.