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The Story of Virginia

January 1 - March 31
Virginia Historical Society, 428 N Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia 23220
Free

This newly renovated 10,500 square-foot exhibition interprets 16,000 years of Virginia history and features more than 500 artifacts, maps, letters, and diaries ranging from the earliest stone tools shaped by humans to a satellite built by high school students in 2013. Objects in the exhibition are supplemented by images from the VHS collection, soundscapes, video, […]

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Dominion GardenFest of Lights

January 1 - January 8
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden*, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
$

A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, and more.  

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Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China

January 1 - March 11
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
$

Discovered in 1974 by farmers in China, an underground army of nearly 8,000 life-size terracotta figures is regarded as one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. Gathered from fourteen museums and archaeological institutes across Shaanxi Province, China, the works of Terracotta Army provide insights into Qin history, the creation of a unified […]

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A Material World Photographs of the 1980s

January 1 - March 4
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
Free

From hair to defense budgets, shoulder pads to tax cuts, the 1980s were BIG. The Eighties are remembered by many as a time of excess and extremes. The photographs from the Richmond Times-Dispatch were important when they appeared in the 1980s as evidence of news being reported at the time.

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Glavé and Holmes: 50 Years of Design

January 1 - January 14
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
Free

Showcases the award-winning and defining design work of one of Virginia’s most notable architecture, interior design, and planning firms. In addition to compelling projects, the exhibit also highlights the firm’s commitment to historic preservation and classical design.

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Ongoing

Memento Mori: A 1708 Gallery satellite exhibition at the Linden Row Inn

January 1 @ 8:00 am - January 14 @ 5:00 pm
Linden Row Inn, 100 East Franklin St
Richmond, VT 23219 United States
Free

Thirteen artists explore the tradition of memento mori – an artwork that reminds the viewer of their mortality, impermanence, and even the shortness and fragility of human life. Memento mori artwork became popular in the seventeenth century, in a religious age when almost everyone believed that life on earth was merely a preparation for an […]

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Our Hearts On Our Sleeves

January 1 @ 10:00 am - January 28 @ 5:00 pm
The Valentine*, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
$

The fashion and fiber arts play an important role in Richmond’s creative community, enlivening Richmond’s streets, shops, galleries, museums, and performance spaces. Drawing on the Valentine’s extensive collection of historic and contemporary costume and textiles, this exhibition celebrates Richmond’s devotion to creative expression.

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Nuestras Historias: Latinos in Richmond

January 1 @ 10:00 am - April 15 @ 5:00 pm
The Valentine*, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
$

There are approximately 100,000 Latinos in the Richmond metropolitan area who represent a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. As Latinos immigrate to Richmond, they establish permanent ties to their new home and begin to transform its culture. Through interviews, objects and images, this exhibition documents the region’s diverse Latino experience. Daily, Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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Virginia Jazz: The Early Years

January 1 @ 10:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
The Valentine*, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
$

This exhibition created by Richmond Jazz Society illuminates Virginians who made significant contributions to the development of Jazz as an American art form – from the early rhythms of the music’s birth at the turn of the 20th century to the multi-faceted vibrations leading to the music’s modern sound.

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Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China

January 1 @ 10:00 am - March 11 @ 5:00 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
$

First discovered in 1974 by farmers in China, an underground army of nearly 8,000 life-size terracotta figures is known as one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. This exhibition also features arms and armor, horse and chariot fittings, ritual bronze vessels, works in gold and silver, jade ornaments, precious jewelry, and ceramics. […]

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Mary Poppins

January 1 @ 7:00 pm - January 7 @ 10:00 pm
Virginia Rep’s November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
$

This Tony award-winning, practically perfect musical follows the charming Mary Poppins on an enchanting journey through the streets of London. Based on the classic Disney film and books by P.L. Travers, experience this magical adventure, featuring supercalifragilistic-expialidocious songs and breathtaking rooftop dance numbers. Times vary. Visit va-rep.org for details.

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10:30 am

Keep Your Family Kind: How to Calm Meltdowns and Tame Tantrums

January 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Ellwood Thompsons, 4 N Thompson St
Richmond, VA 23221 United States
$

MegAnne will explain the science behind what happens when a tantrum or meltdown occur in a child, and help parents get a better understanding of how to acknowledge each situation. MegAnne will walk you through the differences between a tantrum and a meltdown, and why it is important to recognize and respond to each separately.

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4:00 pm

Memory Loss, Dementia, and Depression: What’s the Difference?

January 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Lucy Corr Village Assisted Living Friendship Room, 6800 Lucy Corr Boulevard
Chesterfield, VA 23832 United States
Free

While these three conditions can share symptoms and challenges, they can also differ greatly in impact and treatment. Tina Thomas, the Director of Programs and Services from the Greater Richmond Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, will be the speaker, and will include time for questions and open discussion. Caregiver Connection is a monthly support group […]

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6:00 pm

Contorversy/History

January 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Valentine*, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
Free

This new take on the long-running Community Conversations will explore contentious, present-day issues by comparing historic debates with modern data. Continuing to encourage timely, sometimes uncomfortable but always relevant discussions that inspire action and promote progress. This month's topic is Job Creation: Immigration.

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