Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Although segregation ended formally in the United States more than fifty years ago, there are places right here in Virginia that are still segregated, and aren’t likely to change anytime soon. Those places are cemeteries. After integration, historically black cemeteries around Virginia fell to the wayside, often unkempt, uncared for, and forgotten.

Buffie Coleman never met her grandmother, she died, before Coleman was born. But as Coleman grew older -- she wanted to learn more.

Making Art Public in Richmond

Nov 16, 2015
(Image credit: Dave Parrish/1708 Gallery)

Richmond has grand plans for building up more public art in the city. Just this past weekend a two-day free art exhibit outside the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts drew more than 20,000 visitors.

Even though it was dark and cold outside Friday night, the entire back lawn of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts was filled with people, wandering among large-scale, light-inspired sculptures, projections and performances. The event, called InLight, is put on by 1708 Gallery.

Richmond Plays Host to Rodin

Nov 16, 2015
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Virginia’s Museum of Fine Arts opens a major exhibition this weekend, showcasing more than 200 works by the famed French sculptor Auguste Rodin.  Sandy Hausman reports that Richmond is one of only two cities in the U.S. to host the show before it heads back to Paris.

Creative Commons

From neglect to the rise of Netflix to general lack of funds, several of the opulent, old movie palaces across the Commonwealth have closed or have been repurposed altogether. But Kelsea Pieters looks at two of Virginia’s historic theaters that have survived – and thrive from support of those in their communities.   

WVTF-RADIO IQ is one of 15 stations chosen after a national competition to incubate storytelling experiments and expand public media to more Americans.

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