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May 2018

A Million Blooms

May 1 - June 1
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden*, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
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A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses, and more.

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Going Places Exhibition

May 1 - August 19
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Where did you go today? And how did you get there? Going Places is an interactive exhibition that explores the technology behind travel that makes the farthest reaches of our planet accessible. By climbing aboard a flight simulator to pilot a plane, riding on a hovercraft, trying to pack a cargo ship without capsizing it, sailing a land yacht across heavy winds and more, guests will observe, understand, and use an incredible range of travel technology to see how it…

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The Horse in Ancient Greek Art

May 1 - July 8
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Free

Exhibit features Greek vases, sculpture, and coins from the 8th through the 4th centuries BC drawn from private collections, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Tampa Museum of Art, and other museum collections. Two creative stations and a poetry lounge make it perfect for all ages.

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WWI America

May 1 - July 29
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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The exhibition features more than 100 objects, multimedia presentations, and interactive experiences and focuses on WWI as a transformational event. Themes such as immigration and migration, racial conflict, women’s rights, labor struggles, challenges to civil liberties, and the meaning of citizenship are explored.

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The Commonwealth and the Great War

May 1 - November 18
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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In 1917, Virginia-born President Woodrow Wilson brought the nation into war against the German, Austrian, and Ottoman empires. This tells the stories of individual Virginians who carried the state’s proud military tradition to the battlefront during World War I. 100,000 of them served; 3,700 died. Many more were injured.

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Butterflies LIVE!

May 1 - October 14
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden*, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
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Tropical beauties transform the Conservatory into a wonderland of vibrant colors, captivating sights and extraordinary discoveries. Get up close and personal as hundreds of butterflies feed, flutter, and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats, and lifecycles.

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Origami in the Garden

May 1 - September 30
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden*, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
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An exhibition of larger-than-life outdoor sculpture inspired by the art of paper folding. Santa Fe artist Kevin Box collaborates with his wife, Jennifer Box and origami masters Robert J. Lang, Te Jui Fu, Michael G. LaFosse, and Richard L. Alexander to celebrate the art of origami in museum quality sculpture and educational programming.  

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Humility: Works by Molly Robinson

May 1 - June 1
Virginia Holocaust Museum, 2000 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23223
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Free

After seeing examples of social conflict during trips to Kenya, Tanzania, and Togo, Robinson was inspired to create pieces that explored the impact of human rights violations on personal identity. The result was a collection of bright, mixed-media pieces that reflect her personal inquiries on human rights, social justice, and conflict.

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Pretty Powerful: Fashion and Virginia Women

May 1, 2018 - January 27, 2019
The Valentine*, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Drawing on the Valentine’s extensive collection of historic and contemporary costume, this exhibit will examine the role of fashion in the professional, creative, and social advancement of women in Richmond, Virginia.

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Yesterday’s Stories, Today’s Inspiration

May 1 - May 31
Black History Museum of Virginia, 122 W. Leigh Street
Richmond, VA
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A photographic exhibition that captures a few moments in the lives of African Americans from the 1850s-1950s. Through the photographer's eye the exhibition is a display of faces and places that deserve remembering.  

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