The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is opening in Bristol, Virginia this weekend. Nashville may be the mecca of this music today, but as Johnny Cash himself put it, Bristol was the site of the ‘Big Bang’ that led to the universe of country music we know today.
It was there that the now famous “Bristol Sessions” were recorded by then unknown musicians.
Artist Bill Rutherfoord has long been one of the region’s most respected artists. This week, he showcases eight years of work with a massive painting and sculpture exhibit titled "Allegory of No Region" at Roanoke’s Taubman Museum.
"Allegory of No Region" by artist Bill Rutherfoord will be featured at Roanoke's Taubman Museum Saturday, June 14, 2014 - Saturday, September 13, 2014
The film Monuments Men raised public awareness about what happened to important works of art in Nazi Germany.
Some of it was destroyed, while other pieces were hidden away. One especially valuable collection made its way to Richmond, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts says it just got one of the missing paintings back.
Between 1910 and 1930, one family in Germany - the Fischers -- collected the works of modern painters. Robin Nicholson, Deputy Director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts says the Nazis disliked and often destroyed such work.