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The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design

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2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 644-3041

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February 2018

Family Build Day

February 3 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
$

Co-presented by The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design and Science Matters, an educational program of the Community Idea Stations. Learn about careers in architecture, engineering, construction, design, and experience a variety of fun hands-on building stations. Online registration required. ($ for children, Free for adults)

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Family Build Day

February 3 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
$

Learn about careers in architecture, engineering, construction, design and experience a variety of fun hands-on building stations. Explore the architectural elements and build a new room using unusual materials. Roam the gardens with a landscape architect and create your own garden design. Create your own design plan for a new structure and build a 3D model to take home. Spaces are limited. Register early at: branchmuseum.org/events/family-build-day. ($, Free for adults)  

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Family Music Day

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
Free

Join City Singers Youth Choir and The Branch Museum for a Family Music Day, exploring principles of music and architecture like rhythm, repetition, symmetry, and balance. City Singers will provide various instruments for kids to play and explore. Advance registration required online.

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Frank Gehry Exhibition Opening

February 12 - April 14
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
Free

The Museum’s inaugural exhibit returns to the galleries after fifteen years. Over 100 images of the construction of Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, photographed by Gil Garcetti. Opening event on February 17th from 1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.

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Masouma Delijam Lecture

February 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
$

Senior Architect on the Darul Aman Palace reconstruction project in Kabul, Afghanistan, Delijam will lecture on the nature and scope of the project, and her work in Afghanistan. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session. Online registration required. ($, Free for members)

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Northside Streetcars

February 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
$

A panel discussion presented by Historic Richmond, focusing on the neighborhoods of Northside, some of the first electric street car suburbs in the country. Learn about the history of the neighborhood as on of the first “rent to buy” developments, its distinctive architecture and the current revitalization efforts. Online registration required.

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March 2018

Box Kit Houses

March 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
$

Did you know that in the first half of the 20th century it was popular to purchase a kit house from a catalogue? A typical house from Sears would ship by rail in two box cars and include about 30,000 pieces. Over 100,000 kit homes were built in the United States between 1908 and 1940, including several in Richmond. Online registration required.

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