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VMFA Video Contest: What does the “Dirty South” mean to you?

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N Boulevard, Richmond

What does the “Dirty South” mean to you? Show them in a three-minute video that features any form of artistic expression you choose and you could be a winner of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts's contest in celebration of the art exhibition The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse. Submit your…

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Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N Boulevard, Richmond

VMFA presents Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art. Explore the artistic legacy of an iconic natural wonder. Depicted and celebrated for centuries, the Natural Bridge is the Shenandoah Valley’s breathtaking centerpiece—a towering, primeval witness to human history and timeless muse.

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African American Read-In, Day 4

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N Boulevard, Richmond

This program celebrates children’s literature and art created by African and African American artists. Experience these works with your children through discussion, music, movement, and enrichment activities. (Intended audience: children ages 2½ to 8 years; everyone is welcome.)

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RVA Community Makers

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N Boulevard, Richmond

Miss Community Clovia of KISS Richmond and Praise 101 interviews the musical and visual artists participating in Richmond Community Makers. After the program premieres on Radio One’s KISS Richmond, Praise 101, and IPower Facebook pages, the program will be available to view on VMFA’s YouTube channel.

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African American Read-In Day 3

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N Boulevard, Richmond

This program celebrates children’s literature and art created by African and African American artists. Experience these works with your children through discussion, music, movement, and enrichment activities. (Intended audience: children ages 2½ to 8 years; everyone is welcome.)

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Virtual Jazz Around the Museum

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N Boulevard, Richmond

In conjunction with the Richmond Jazz Society, Dominion Energy Jazz Café offers an extra-special night of music and dancing.

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African American Read-In, Day 2

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N Boulevard, Richmond

This program celebrates children’s literature and art created by African and African American artists. Experience these works with your children through discussion, music, movement, and enrichment activities. (Intended audience: children ages 2½ to 8 years; everyone is welcome.)

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Open Studio Plus: Celebrating Black History

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N Boulevard, Richmond

Enjoy Open Studio at VMFA or at home. For virtual fun, visit VMFA’s YouTube channel for special performances at 1:00 pm. Onsite, families can visit VMFA’s Art Education Center to receive a free children’s book and take-home art activity.

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First Friday Clifton Davis

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N Boulevard, Richmond

Internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated artist Clifton Davis discusses his career with VMFA’s Performing Arts Coordinator Robert Phanord and performs some of his favorite compositions, including “Never Can Say Goodbye” and “Looking Through the Window”— made famous by the Jackson Five.

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Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N Boulevard, Richmond

See treasures recovered from two powerful ancient Egyptian cities that sank into the Mediterranean more than a thousand years ago. Destroyed by natural catastrophes in the 8th century AD, Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus were once mighty centers of trade, where Egyptian and Greek cultures merged in art, worship, and everyday life. Limited capacity. Advance reservations strongly…

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