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April 2018

Butterflies LIVE!

April 6 - October 14

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228
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***Butterflies LIVE! runs April 6 – October 14, 2018*** Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Tropical beauties — fascinating and showy — transform the Conservatory’s North Wing into a wonderland of vibrant colors, captivating sights and extraordinary discoveries. The exhibit is ever-changing, so every time you visit, you’re likely to see something new. Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit filled with fun family activities for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and…

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A Northward Migration: A Sound Installation at Lewis Ginter

April 6 - October 14

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228
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*** Runs April 6 - October 14, 2018 *** To kick off the event artist Vaughn Garland will be here on opening day, Friday, April 6, for a Meet the Artist event from 3-5 p.m. Located in the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Conservatory, A Northward Migration uses sound to explore the migration routes of butterflies, especially monarchs, as they traverse the landscape of North America. As you walk through all three wings of the Conservatory, listen for the sound of…

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Origami in the Garden

April 13 - September 30

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228
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***April 13 – September 30, 2018*** A premier art exhibit of origami bronze, steel and aluminum sculptures is making its mid-Atlantic debut at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden this spring and summer. Origami in the Garden is an exhibition of larger-than-life outdoor sculpture inspired by the art of paper folding. Santa Fe artist Kevin Box collaborates with his wife, Jennifer Box and origami masters Robert J. Lang, Te Jui Fu, Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander to celebrate the art…

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Pretty Powerful: Fashion and Virginia Women

April 26, 2018 - January 27, 2019

The Valentine
1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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The fashion industry in all its forms was one of the first industries to offer Richmond women of diverse backgrounds and colors an accepted professional path with prospects for personal agency and even ownership. Communal participation is central to the success of the fashion industry. Through word of mouth, one woman’s social network can become another’s client base. At the same time, many of the Richmond women working in fashion have used their professional connections and successes to bring attention…

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May 2018

Along the River Bicycle Tour

May 6 - October 31

First Freedom Center
14 S 14th St
Richmond, VA 23219
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Tuesday - Sunday | April - October. Two tours available daily at 10:30am - 12:30pm and 2pm - 4pm. Discover how “America’s Founding River” led to the settlement and success of Richmond. Explore the heart of Richmond on a leisurely tour with one food stop and stunning sights along the river. Modern murals, historic canals, and lively rapids are all part of this exciting tour along a protected bike path of the James River and Capitol Trail.

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Pandemic: Richmond

May 10, 2018 - January 6, 2019

The Valentine
1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Pandemic: Richmond explores the repeated storms of disease that have swept through the city. From influenza to cholera to polio to AIDS/HIV, this exhibition investigates how Richmonders have fought silent, invisible enemies and tells their stories of both loss and survival.

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June 2018

Beyond Duty

June 8 @ 9:00 am - September 28 @ 5:00 pm

Virginia Holocaust Museum
2000 E Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23223
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Free

While the countries of the free world were reluctant to help Jewish refugees, and while most diplomats continued to employ standard procedures, some felt that extraordinary times required extraordinary action. A small minority mustered the courage to defy their superiors and, if necessary, suffer the consequences. This special exhibition tells the stories of 9 diplomats who were recognized as “Righteous Among the Nations”. The stories represent diversity: different countries of origin, various countries where they operated different types of rescue actions taken in various…

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Napoleon: Power and Splendor

June 9 - September 3

VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

More than 200 works of art—many of which have never before been exhibited in the United States—reveal the intricacies of Napoleon’s household and the role it played in the daily life of the emperor and his family. Major masterpieces of painting as well as sumptuous decorative arts from the Château de Fontainebleau, the Louvre, the Musée de l’Armée in Paris, and other collections are included in this international loan exhibition. Napoleon: Power and Splendor is organized, produced, and circulated by…

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Coloratura at 35: A Retrospective

June 22 - August 19

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

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. Now 50 works of Coloratura are gathered for Coloratura at 35: A Retrospective, an exhibition at the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design. Some pieces are among the first ones created by the Coloratura duo. Coloratura artists Catherine Roseberry and Rob Womack use furniture as canvas and create one-of-a-kind works of art of furniture. Roseberry…

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July 2018

Truthful Witnessing

July 1 - October 14

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

In the introduction to the third volume of The Black Photographers Annual, James Baldwin wrote, “This book is a testimony—I am tempted to call it a testimony service—and, like all truthful witnessing, it is beautiful and frightening, devastating and ennobling.” In the spirit of Baldwin’s description, this exhibition emphasizes the myriad perspectives presented in this volume, featuring a range of artists, including Anthony Barboza, Adger Cowans, Roy DeCarva, Mikki Ferrill, Marilyn Nance, Beuford Smith, Ming Smith, and Shawn Walker. Curated by…

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