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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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1:30 pm

Film: A Terra-Cotta Warrior

January 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Leslie Cheek Theater, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
$

Story: Emperor Qin is building the famous Terra-Cotta Army from the bodies of the condemned. The emperor's chamberlain falls for one of his concubines and is transformed into a Terra-Cotta Warrior who awakens in the 1930s where he meets an actress, a doppelgänger of his love 2,200 years before. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Guest Speaker: […]

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2:00 pm

Beautiful Dreamer: The Music of Stephen Foster

January 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Belmont Recreation Center, 1600 Hilliard Road
Henrico, VA 23228
Free

Join historian, Carson Hudson and his musical group, to learn of the life and music of the most popular American songwriter of the 19th century. Discover the backstory of Foster’s most endearing songs and maybe even sing along. Recommend for 13 and older.

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3:00 pm

Altria Masterworks 4: A New Year in Vienna

January 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center, 600 E. Grace Street
Richmond , VA 23219
$

An hour before each concert there is a pre-concert talk with the Richmond Symphony Music Director, Steven Smith. These talks often feature guest artists and conductors and provide you with insights for the concert you are about to hear.

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4:00 pm

Freedom Classic Festival

January 14 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Richmond Coliseum, 601 E Leigh Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
$

Commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement with a marquee matchup between Virginia State University and Virginia Union University men’s basketball teams. There will also be tons of activities for the entire family, including a drumline competition, a gospel showcase highlighting college choirs, and a special halftime […]

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