On New York Social Diary today I write about my trip to Richmond for the gala opening night of the Musee Picasso exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. For me it was much more than a social event because its not possible to visit Richmond without time-traveling in history and considering what it means to be a Virginian. Also, I shine some light on where I stayed, the lovely Jefferson Hotel. It has cinema connections: to both "Gone With the Wind" and "My Dinner with Andre."
If you live in the DC area, this trip is easy to do: 92 miles from here to there. The Picasso exhibition is a delight, as is the entire museum. But make sure to spend the night at The Jefferson.