Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

With talk of Charlottesville and Civil War monuments dominating the news cycle, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Director addressed the institution's Confederate past while looking forward to its future Thursday morning. A new exhibit, highlighting the artistic legacy of Native Americans, hopes to reinforce the museum’s long-time message of inclusion.

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Thanks to the popularity of the books and television series Game of Thrones, a Virginia Tech Professor of Medieval Studies has no problem filling his classes of the same name.  The saga has offered many teachable moments, and he told Robbie Harris it looks like this is the  season of the women, presenting a chance to explore gender relations in history and the present.

Storytelling is as old as the human race; from cave paintings and tales told around a fire to modern day messages beamed across satellites, there has always been a desire to communicate personal experiences and insights.  One Roanoke woman is making that happen in her hometown, creating a place to share life’s moments.   

Holley Graded School Museum and Art Gallery

15 years ago a stash of African American photographic portraits taken in the early 1900's were discovered on a farm in the Northern Neck region of the Chesapeake Bay. And while they have not been identified, they provide clues to life in a rural, African American community 40 years after the Civil War. Now, there's an effort to put them into a permanent exhibit.

Students Light Up the Screen at Light House Studio

Apr 27, 2017
Light House Studio

When it comes to after-school activities, things like football, marching band or academic teams come to mind. Now, one Charlottesville non-profit is giving students another unique option: filmmaking.

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