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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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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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Dawn Kowal Gallery Show Opening

January 4 - February 8
Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA United States
Free

Kowal is a beloved member of the Weinstein JCC early education staff and a respected artist and crafts woman in the RVA community. Dawn will share the beautiful ink designs she has been creating for years. Dawn takes visually recognizable graphic images and puts her own unique and eclectic spin on them in a way […]

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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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11:15 am

Busy Hands

January 11 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am
Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr.
Henrico, VA 23229
Free

Some creative learning and fun while creating a snow craft. Craft books and materials related to the theme will be available for checkout to help encourage your child's natural curiosity. Designed for ages 3 to 5 with an adult.

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12:00 pm

Banner Lecture

January 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
$

Alan Pell Crawford will deliver a lecture entitled “Mark Twain, FFV? America’s Most Beloved Author and the Old Dominion.” ($, Free for members)

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5:00 pm

Teen Crafting and Gaming Circle

January 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Atlee Library, 9161 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Free

Try out the craft of the month or bring a project to work on. Play Wii games with your friends, too. Call or visit the library to reserve your spot. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library. For ages 11 to 18.

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Emmy Bright, The Thing and Its Absence

January 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Quirk Gallery, 207 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
Free

This series of prints and drawings are about the psychology and comedy of absence, longing, love, and relation. Each piece uses blobby forms, gender colors and scrawled text. The compositions pop open complex spaces for thinking feeling and feeling thought. Together, the work seeks to upend normative good sense – about what is right, or […]

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7:00 pm

Bluegrass Coffeehouse

January 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on February 8, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on March 8, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on March 12, 2018 at 7:00pm

Dorey Recreation Center, 2999 Darbytown Road
Henrico, VA 23231
Free

For musicians of all ages and abilities. Come out for a few jam sessions with fellow musicians. Never been to a jam session? Now is the time to give it a try. Acoustic only. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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