Art and Museums

From Artspace in Richmond to Center in the Square in Roanoke, Virginia's Art Centers are vibrant destinations and local resources. The Bower Center for the Arts in Bedford is one of those. The non-profit art center just completed a major renovation.  

  Bower Center for the Arts, Bedford, VA

Football Hall of Fame Visits Richmond

Jun 24, 2016
Meg M. Eastman / Virginia Historical Society

Looking for something to do with a young football fan this summer? The Virginia Historical Society in Richmond may not be known for its young audience, but a new special exhibition this summer could change that. 

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is in Canton Ohio, the birthplace of the NFL. But Virginians won’t have to travel to Ohio this summer to see a Super Bowl trophy, Peyton Manning’s jersey, or more than 200 other football artifacts.

Instead, they’ll be right here in Richmond, says Greg Hansard, curator with the Virginia Historical Society.

Virginia's Fine Arts Museum Puts 'Blackness' Center-Stage, with Kehinde Wiley

Jun 12, 2016
Mallory Noe-Payne / WVTF

Virginia’s Museum of Fine Arts unveiled its newest exhibit this weekend. It’s a big get for the VMFA. The museum is one of only 7 stops for this particular collection, and the only in the southeast.

Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia

Virginians have the chance now to visit the newly opened Black History Museum in Richmond. After a three year hiatus, while the museum moved to a new building, the cultural center opened back up in a historic space this week.

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.