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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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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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All My Sons

January 18 - February 24
Swift Creek Mill Theatre, 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
$

Arthur Miller’s classic drama, based on the true story of an Ohio aeronautical corporation accused of conspiring with army inspection officers to approve defective aircraft engines destined for military use. Idealism battles with reality, and suspicions battle with truth as Miller unwinds this heart-wrenching story of a family torn apart by greed and guilt.

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Finding Neverland

January 30 - February 4
Altria Theater, 6 N Laurel Street
Richmond, VA 23220
$

Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers.

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Ongoing

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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January – February Exhibits

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - February 17 @ 6:00 pm
Art Works, 320 Hull St.
Richmond, VA 23224
Free

See six new exhibits and tour 75 artist studios.  Visit 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Tuesdays - Sundays.  

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10:00 am

Downtown Discoveries: (He)Arts on Our Sleeves

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Valentine*, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
$

Take a trip through time while learning about Richmond fashion. Play with patterns and explore shapes and textures found in the houses we live in, the clothes we wear and the art we make. Visit includes a trip through their costumes and textiles exhibition, Our Hearts on Our Sleeves, and a take home craft. These family […]

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12:00 pm

Family Swim and Ribbon Cutting

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Goldfish Swim School, 9782 Gayton Road
Richmond, VA 23238 United States
Free

Take a tour of the facility, snap a photo with Bubbles, and enjoy a family swim.

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6:30 pm

Paws to READ

January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Atlee Library, 9161 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Free

Is your child a reluctant reader? Sign them up for a 20 minute session reading to Chrissie, a Paws to READ reading education assistance dog. Call or visit the branch to sign up.

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7:00 pm

The Upcycled Lab

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico, VA 23231
Free

Reuse materials to create an awesome DIY item. Materials provided, just bring your creativity. Registration begins 12/30/2017 at 8:00 a.m. For grades 4 through 12.

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7:30 pm

Finding Neverland

January 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Altria Theater, 6 N Laurel Street
Richmond, VA 23220
$

Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. Recommended for ages 6 and older.

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