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The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design

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

January 2018

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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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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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

Lunch and Presentation

March 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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Ms. Milbank, a fashion historian will speak about her ancestor Beulah Gould Branch as a woman of time–her wedding, enjoying fashion, travel, collecting, and posing for her portrait by famed artist, Philip de László. 11:30 a.m. Coffee in the Boudoir 12:15 p.m. Lunch and Presentation  

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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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April 2018

Frank Gehry Exhibition Opening

April 1 - 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.

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Rafie Khoshbin: Daughters of Baha

April 10 - April 22
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

The year 2018 marks the 35th year anniversary of the execution of these beloved women who fearlessly dedicated their life to advancing the betterment of humanity. Their spirit, their vision, their heart will always be remembered; for in the face of tragedy they stood unwavering with love.  

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Design-Build Challenge: Meggie Kelley’s porch

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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To be installed in The Branch’s front court, this outdoor installation is the inaugural commissioned design-build challenge. This pavilion structure attempts to bring attention to the porch as a meaningful connection between buildings and their city with the ever rising of air-conditioning, televisions, and computers drawing people further inside their homes.  

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May 2018

Covering: Layered Light, Texture, and Motion

May 1 @ 10:00 am - May 20 @ 5:00 pm
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

The series is comprised of five components that explore the use of light, texture and movement in surface design. Each of the five subject matters are connected to idea of the covering and seclusion. Hawa Stwodah is an Afghan born designer and instructor based in the United States.

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Branch House Tours: The House That Branch Built

May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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An architectural tour of its historic home, the Branch House. See rooms rarely opened to the public and discover the distinctive architectural features that make this Tudor-Revival home, designed by renowned architect John Russell Pope, an important historic and cultural landmark.

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June 2018

My Superhero Self: Posters by Girls CAN

June 1 - June 10
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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Superhero posters were completed by students in the Girls CAN program, run by the Chester Family YMCA in Chester, Virginia. Girls CAN is a girl empowerment group for elementary and middle school girls in Greenleigh Mobile Home Park. In summer 2017, students in Girls CAN worked with two graphic designers, to create posters of themselves as superheroes. First they pondered a problem in the world they’d like to fix and the outfits their superheroes would wear. Then they drew portraits…

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Virginia by Design Awards Exhibit

June 1 - June 10
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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Celebrating the winning work in the inaugural Virginia by Design Awards, The Branch will exhibit images and collateral from the recognized projects.

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Virginia Union University and 1899 Industrial Hall

June 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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A panel discussion focusing on Virginia Union University, its history, and the 1899 Industrial Hall. Industrial Hall is one of the original nine buildings on VUU’s campus designed by noted architect John H. Coxhead. A two-phase rehabilitation project will restore this building into a center for arts and creativity which will house VUU’s growing art collection. Pre-registration required and available on their website.

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The House That Branch Built

June 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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An architectural tour of the historic home, the Branch House. See rooms rarely opened to the public and discover the distinctive architectural features that make this Tudor-Revival home, designed by renowned architect John Russell Pope, an important historic and cultural landmark. Registration can be found on their website. ($, Free for members)

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Coloratura at 35: A Retrospective

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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For thirty-five years Catherine Roseberry and Rob Womack, working at Coloratura, have been using furniture as a canvas for a thorough exploration of the arts of the past. Woven into the surface design of each piece may be inspirations from painting, music, film, literature or applied arts such as furniture, textile, graphic and automobile design. The exhibition will present many privately commissioned works never before publicly displayed.

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July 2018

Coloratura at 35: Gallery Talk

July 14 @ 1:00 pm
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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For 35 years two Richmond-area artists been transforming furniture pieces into works of art which have adorned private homes or been displayed in major museums. Join Catherine and Rob for a discussion of their work, and a guided tour through the galleries discussing pieces individually. Light refreshments will be provided. Advance registration is required. ($, Free for Members)

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Coloratura at 35: Gallery Talk

July 19 @ 6:00 pm
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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For 35 years two Richmond-area artists been transforming furniture pieces into works of art which have adorned private homes or been displayed in major museums. Join Catherine and Rob for a discussion of their work, and a guided tour through the galleries discussing pieces individually. Light refreshments will be provided. Advance registration is required. ($, Free for Members)

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The House That Branch Built

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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$

An architectural tour of the historic home, the Branch House. See rooms rarely opened to the public and discover the distinctive architectural features that make this Tudor-Revival home, designed by renowned architect John Russell Pope, an important historic and cultural landmark. Registration can be found on their website. ($, Free for members)

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August 2018

Cynthia Myron: Artist-in-Residence

August 1 @ 12:00 pm - August 31 @ 4:00 pm
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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Cynthia’s work explores the physicality and emotional weight of constructed spaces, particularly the home. Working first in carved wax, she casts elements in pewter which are added to her illustrations to create “three-dimensional drawings.” She will be on site Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week from noon-4pm. Stop by and see what she’s up to!

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Coloratura at 35: Gallery Talk

August 2 @ 6:00 pm
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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$

Join Catherine and Rob for a discussion of their work, and a guided tour through the galleries discussing pieces individually. Light refreshments will be provided. Advance registration is required. ($, Free for members)

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The House That Branch Built

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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$

An architectural tour of the historic home, the Branch House. See rooms rarely opened to the public and discover the distinctive architectural features that make this Tudor-Revival home, designed by renowned architect John Russell Pope, an important historic and cultural landmark. Registration can be found on their website. ($, Free for members)

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Back to School Design Weekend

August 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on August 19, 2018 at 12:00pm

The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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Saturday is all about 2D Design – house tours, sketching, map-making, and a team activity. Sunday is focused on 3D Design – activities on the basics of building strong structures, including an egg drop. For students entering 1st through 5th grade. Registration is required, you can register for a single day or both.

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The House That Branch Built

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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$

An architectural tour of the historic home, the Branch House. See rooms rarely opened to the public and discover the distinctive architectural features that make this Tudor-Revival home, designed by renowned architect John Russell Pope, an important historic and cultural landmark. Registration can be found on their website. ($, Free for members)

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Back to School Design Weekend

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on August 19, 2018 at 12:00pm

The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

Saturday is all about 2D Design – house tours, sketching, map-making, and a team activity. Sunday is focused on 3D Design – activities on the basics of building strong structures, including an egg drop. For students entering 1st through 5th grade. Registration is required, you can register for a single day or both.

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