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VCU Sculpture Annual Senior Show
Apr
26
5:00 PM17:00

VCU Sculpture Annual Senior Show

  • 3015 Cutshaw Avenue Richmond, VA, 23230 United States (map)
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______ & ______ - The Sculpture Annual Senior Show presents a collection of works by the students in the VCUarts Sculpture Department. The works feature performances, video, installation, sculpture and more. With a wide range of talent and care this show brings together the Sculpture Community into one evening of art.

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Tour Topic Tour: Black Women and the Power of Re-vision
Apr
27
1:00 PM13:00

Tour Topic Tour: Black Women and the Power of Re-vision

Join Isabelle Richman to explore the intersections of Cauleen Smith: Give It or Leave It with the historically recorded abilities of Black women preachers and visionaries, especially those of the 19th century. Now, as in the past, Black women visionaries were able to renegotiate their statuses, as they powerfully articulated through words and music, a new vision for a more just world.

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Shimmer: VCUarts 50th Annual Fashion Show
May
8
7:30 PM19:30

Shimmer: VCUarts 50th Annual Fashion Show

The VCU Annual Juried Fashion Show, VCUarts RUNWAY 2019 Shimmer, will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the Main Street Station and Train Shed.

This year marks the 90th anniversary of VCUarts’ founding, and the 50th anniversary of the school’s fashion show. This annual juried event presents the finished work of fashion design students, as well as the strategic production talents of fashion merchandising students. Shimmer will feature women's sportswear, dresses, menswear, denim, embellishment, luxury, and surface design, all created by hand or with the assistance of industry-standard machinery. Clothing modeled on the runway includes the collections of senior design students and designers from VCUarts Qatar, the school’s campus in Doha, Qatar.

Purchase Tickets:
https://www.showclix.com/event/shimmer2019

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MAKE IT RAIN(BOW)
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

MAKE IT RAIN(BOW)

Come to Make it Rain(bow) and be a part of the artists, makers, dreamers and doers that are Studio Two Three! Join Studio Two Three for a night of music, food, drinks, fun, live artist demos a grab-n-go $25 art wall of stuff you can’t get anywhere else.

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door; tickets include cocktails, appetizers, and the warm fuzzy feeling of doing something awesome for your community. All proceeds benefit Studio Two Three.

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Richmond Book Art Fair
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Richmond Book Art Fair

The Richmond Book Art Fair invites the public to tell their stories, connect with independent writers and bookmakers and engage with the most pressing issues in our community. The Richmond Book Art Fair is free and family friendly and features 30+ Bookmakers & Artists, Food, Local Drinks, Space Bomb DJ, Printmaking Demos, and Kids Activities.Panel talks, workshops, and demonstrations centered around bookmaking and the Power of the Press take place April 14th-19th.

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VCU Sculpture Annual Senior Show
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

VCU Sculpture Annual Senior Show

  • 3015 Cutshaw Avenue Richmond, VA, 23230 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

______ & ______ - The Sculpture Annual Senior Show presents a collection of works by the students in the VCUarts Sculpture Department. The works feature performances, video, installation, sculpture and more. With a wide range of talent and care this show brings together the Sculpture Community into one evening of art.

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Artist Talk: Sammy Baloji
Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

Artist Talk: Sammy Baloji

Contemporary artist Sammy Baloji discusses his work from the Mémoire series with Ashley Duhrkoop, Curatorial Associate for African Art and Mellon Grant Project Administrator. Their talk will explore connections between Baloji's photomontages and paintings by Tshibumba Kanda-Matulu in VMFA's permanent collection.

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Artist’s Choice: Dance, Design and Community Justice Shared Practice
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

Artist’s Choice: Dance, Design and Community Justice Shared Practice

MK Abadoo and Wes Taylor, VCUarts professors whose individual art practices overlap with social justice and community organizing, discuss the work of their Shared Practice. They will present and co-facilitate participatory activities, based on their foundations in choreography and graphic design.

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Visiting Curator Lecture: Dan Byers
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Visiting Curator Lecture: Dan Byers

Dan Byers is the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, a position he has held since June 2017. Previously, he was Mannion Family Senior Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, where he organized solo shows featuring Diane Simpson, Geoffrey Farmer, and Steve McQueen. His group exhibitions there included The Artist’s Museum and the 2017 Foster Prize Exhibition.

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Provocations Performance: River City Poets
Apr
6
3:00 PM15:00

Provocations Performance: River City Poets

River City Poets is a community group that highlights local poetry through monthly workshops, critiques, and open mic events. Later this month the group will be publishing “Lingering in the Margins,” an anthology of over fifty poets from Richmond and beyond. In response to Rashid Johnson’s “Monument” installation, River City Poets will offer readings created using the technique of ekphrasis, a dramatic, verbal description of a work of art.

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Invasive Queer Kudzu: Richmond - Artists Talk and Quilting Bee
Apr
6
12:00 PM12:00

Invasive Queer Kudzu: Richmond - Artists Talk and Quilting Bee

Join 1708 Gallery this Saturday for the Artist talk of Invasive Queer Kudzu: Richmond, an on-going participatory project and exhibition by Aaron McIntosh. Talk will take place from 1 - 2pm.

Come before or stay after for the Queer Quilting Bee where you have the chance to make a Kudzu leaf and have it sewn into the vine. Each leaf is adorned with stories of LGBTQ+ contributors, supporters, allies, and other archive documents that celebrate and illuminate Southern queer culture. Using the invasive kudzu vine as an agile metaphor, the project disrupts dominant Southern conservatism and activates the vine—often perceived as monstrous—as a symbol for Southern queer tenacity. Quilting Bee will be happening from 12 - 5pm.

Artist Talk and Quilting Bee is a part of the Invasive Queer Kudzu: Richmond's Saturday Picnic Series. The Picnic Series includes events happening every Saturday of the exhibition from 12 -5pm.

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Provocations Performance: River City Poets
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Provocations Performance: River City Poets

River City Poets is a community group that highlights local poetry through monthly workshops, critiques, and open mic events. Later this month the group will be publishing “Lingering in the Margins,” an anthology of over fifty poets from Richmond and beyond. In response to Rashid Johnson’s “Monument” installation, River City Poets will offer readings created using the technique of ekphrasis, a dramatic, verbal description of a work of art.

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Provocations Performance: River City Poets
Apr
5
4:00 PM16:00

Provocations Performance: River City Poets

River City Poets is a community group that highlights local poetry through monthly workshops, critiques, and open mic events. Later this month the group will be publishing “Lingering in the Margins,” an anthology of over fifty poets from Richmond and beyond. In response to Rashid Johnson’s “Monument” installation, River City Poets will offer readings created using the technique of ekphrasis, a dramatic, verbal description of a work of art.

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Dressing Zulu: A Panel Discussion
Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

Dressing Zulu: A Panel Discussion

Dressing Zulu celebrates the installation of elaborate beaded outfits for a Zulu man and woman. This panel discussion includes Hlengiwe Dube, noted Zulu beadwork artist and historian from Durban, South Africa. Joining Dube will be Henry John Drewal, Evjue-Bascom Professor of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kate Gabrielli, Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Fellow in African Art, VMFA, will address technical analysis and conservation of the Zulu beaded outfits, and the conversation will be moderated by Richard Woodward, VMFA Curator of African Art.

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Dirty Looks: Eight Years On
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

Dirty Looks: Eight Years On

Dirty Looks is a platform for queer film, video, and performance that has toured museums and galleries around the country. On its eighth anniversary, the ICA presents a retrospective program tracing contemporary queer aesthetics through historical works as well as up-and-coming artists and filmmakers. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with Dirty Looks curator Bradford Nordeen and VCU professors Nicole Killian, Mark Boulos, and Sonali Gulati.

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Gallery Talk: Growing Up in Civil Rights Richmond: A Community Remembers
Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

Gallery Talk: Growing Up in Civil Rights Richmond: A Community Remembers

Growing Up in Civil Rights Richmond: A Community Remembers, a new exhibition organized by University of Richmond Museums, pairs oral histories with photographic portraits of 30 Richmond residents whose lives were altered by their experiences as children and youth during the civil rights movement.

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Confetti: Community Conversations, The Art of Freedom
Mar
30
2:00 PM14:00

Confetti: Community Conversations, The Art of Freedom

  • Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The "Art of Freedom" gives us an opportunity to hear from some of Virginia's finest! The community is invited for engaging, interactive, and enlightening conversations with some of the artists featured in this thought provoking exhibition. Gain a deeper understanding of their interpretation of freedom while taking an introspective look at your own feelings and beliefs about of freedom.

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Adam Manley Artist Talk
Mar
25
12:30 PM12:30

Adam Manley Artist Talk

Please join the department of Craft + Material Studies at VCU for a Visiting Artist lecture with Adam Manley. Manley, the son of a carpenter/boat builder and weaver makes work that explores the relationship between people, places, and objects. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Hunterdon Art Museum, the Indianapolis Art Center, and The Oceanside Museum. Manley is an Assistant Professor of Furniture Design and Woodworking at San Diego State University.

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VCUarts Market
Mar
22
4:00 PM16:00

VCUarts Market

The VCUarts Market will feature the work of School of the Arts students, alumni, faculty and staff for sale to the general public. This is an excellent opportunity to support young, emerging artists within the Richmond community who have been working with VCUarts faculty and area artists to hone in their craft. In addition to student artists, local vendors such as Studio 23, Rikrack, Jen Paxton, Jacob Eveland, Amelia Langford, Little Nomad, Dashiell Kirk and more will be participating.
Off-street parking is available across the street in the Broad St Parking Deck (1100 W Broad St). This event is free.

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The Afterlife of Jim Crow: Artist Talk with Brian Palmer and Erin Hollaway Palmer
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

The Afterlife of Jim Crow: Artist Talk with Brian Palmer and Erin Hollaway Palmer

Join 1708 Gallery for a conversation with Brian Palmer and Erin Hollaway Palmer about their ongoing work at the East End Cemetery and how their photo-journalistic practice developed into their current exhibition The Afterlife of Jim Crow.

This exhibition opens a window into the Palmers' years-long preservation project at East End Cemetery. Photography, historical research, and journalism are brought together into a creative and artistic practice. The Palmers’ images communicate the personal, tactile, and unexpected details made visible by the act of reclamation. In addition, this exhibition presents the growing online archive devoted to East End—the individuals buried there, the community they created, and the context in which they lived.

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33rd Annual Collectors' Night, Presented by Dominion Energy
Mar
16
6:30 PM18:30

33rd Annual Collectors' Night, Presented by Dominion Energy

Join the Visual Arts Center of Richmond on March 16th for its 33rd annual Collectors’ Night art auction. This year’s event celebrates printmaking and the new Vivian Keasler Letterpress + Book Arts studio as well as the new Dominion Energy studios on West Main Street. Buy tickets at visarts.org/events/collector’s-night and support your community art center!



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Within Reach Art Auction
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Within Reach Art Auction

Approximately 60 works of art from leading regional artists will be on the auction block to raise funds for Richmond's artspace as the non-profit gallery launches its 31st year serving the artists and art-loving communities of Central Virginia. The auction will fill the gallery with works from the region's top painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, mixed-media artists and others. Silent auction bidding begins at the opening reception on Friday, February 22nd, 6:00-9:00 p.m. The opening is free and open to the public. Free parking in the lot at E 4th St and Hull St. 



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Confetti: Community Conversations, The Art of Freedom
Mar
2
2:00 PM14:00

Confetti: Community Conversations, The Art of Freedom

  • Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The "Art of Freedom" gives us an opportunity to hear from some of Virginia's finest! The community is invited for engaging, interactive, and enlightening conversations with some of the artists featured in this thought provoking exhibition. Gain a deeper understanding of their interpretation of freedom while taking an introspective look at your own feelings and beliefs about of freedom.

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Black is the Color
Feb
26
1:00 PM13:00

Black is the Color

Leslie Cheek Theater. Free (tickets required)

This recent film is a comprehensive survey of great work by African American artists who for so long encountered barriers in the mainstream art world. In it, key artists such as Edmonia Lewis, Whitfield Lovell, Kerry James Marshall, Ellen Gallagher, and Jean-Michel Basquiat are highlighted. Art historians and gallery owners place the works in context—juxtaposing them with racist images of African Americans and setting them against the larger social contexts of Jim Crow, WWI, the civil rights movement, and ingrained racism. As well, contemporary artists discuss their influences.

"Black is the Color" (2016; 52 min)

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Gallery Talk: Growing Up in Civil Rights Richmond: A Community Remembers
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Gallery Talk: Growing Up in Civil Rights Richmond: A Community Remembers

  • Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Growing Up in Civil Rights Richmond: A Community Remembers, a new exhibition organized by University of Richmond Museums, pairs oral histories with photographic portraits of 30 Richmond residents whose lives were altered by their experiences as children and youth during the civil rights movement.

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Q and A with Martin Johnson: LOOK SEE AWE SUM
Feb
23
11:30 AM11:30

Q and A with Martin Johnson: LOOK SEE AWE SUM

Martin Johnson’s process includes creating multiple works at the same time, and he has built a mighty inventory since his last Richmond exhibit at the Visual Arts Center in 2011. Johnson’s uninhibited process allows him to be more of a witness; reacting when intuition nudges him forward after deciding how to to make his sculptures and paintings structurally sound. The exhibit itself is a metaphor for art exhibits in general. Floating heads will mimic a community of patrons attending an opening. On the floor and suspended from the ceiling will be structures derived from some of the same material as the heads; wire, string, sticks and paint which is then formed into seemingly weightless structures like clouds, crystals, branches and fantastical models of buildings. Patrons, metaphorical and actual, might be awestruck, as the title of the exhibit cheekily suggests.

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VCU Graduate Open Studios
Feb
22
5:00 PM17:00

VCU Graduate Open Studios

  • Fine Arts Building + Pollak Building (map)
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Graduate Open Studios offers the public a chance to see work by graduate students in the departments of Craft + Material Studies, Kinetic Imaging, Interior Design, Painting + Printmaking, Photography + Film, Sculpture + Extended Media and Visual Communications. 

Fine Arts Building, 1000 W Broad Street
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Pollak Building, 325 N Harrison Street

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National African American Read-In
Feb
21
5:30 PM17:30

National African American Read-In

Literature and fine art come together in African American Read-In at VMFA. See and hear notable figures from the greater Richmond community as they lend their voices in prose and poetry readings throughout the galleries. This year’s readers include VMFA Board of Trustees President Dr. Monroe Harris Jr. In this powerful display of storytelling, experience evocative and poignant pairings of works by African American artists and authors.

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National African American Read-In
Feb
21
11:00 AM11:00

National African American Read-In

Literature and fine art come together in African American Read-In at VMFA. See and hear notable figures from the greater Richmond community as they lend their voices in prose and poetry readings throughout the galleries. This year’s readers include VMFA Board of Trustees President Dr. Monroe Harris Jr. In this powerful display of storytelling, experience evocative and poignant pairings of works by African American artists and authors.

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Black is the Color
Feb
19
1:00 PM13:00

Black is the Color

Leslie Cheek Theater. Free (tickets required)

This recent film is a comprehensive survey of great work by African American artists who for so long encountered barriers in the mainstream art world. In it, key artists such as Edmonia Lewis, Whitfield Lovell, Kerry James Marshall, Ellen Gallagher, and Jean-Michel Basquiat are highlighted. Art historians and gallery owners place the works in context—juxtaposing them with racist images of African Americans and setting them against the larger social contexts of Jim Crow, WWI, the civil rights movement, and ingrained racism. As well, contemporary artists discuss their influences.

"Black is the Color" (2016; 52 min)

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Tour Topic Tour: Cauleen Smith: Give It or Leave It
Feb
16
1:00 PM13:00

Tour Topic Tour: Cauleen Smith: Give It or Leave It

  • Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join exhibition curator Anthony Elms, Daniel and Brett Sundheim Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, for an in-depth tour of Cauleen Smith: Give It or Leave It. In this exhibition, Smith has been especially concerned with sites that embody historical speculation and radical generosity, and thus offer antidotes to a pervasively perceived hopelessness in American society.

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ART STYLE DESIGN Richmond
Feb
16
to Feb 17

ART STYLE DESIGN Richmond

ART STYLE DESIGN Richmond is an annual curated exhibition and sale celebrating 20th and 21st century art, furniture and decorative arts featuring some of Central Virginia’s most influential gallerists, designers and dealers. The mission is to present a platform where collectors can discover, explore and acquire quality art and design.

ART STYLE DESIGN Richmond launches on February 16th and 17th, 2019 at The Highpoint, 3300 West Broad Street in Richmond. This carefully renovated 1939 Art Moderne building provides the perfect gallery setting for our inaugural event. Exhibitors include: Geraldine Duskin Design, Maurice Beane Art & Design, Eric Schindler Gallery / Kirsten Gray & Ramzi Hossaini, Dust Home Furnishings / Derrick McElhaney, Vernon & Harriet Jones, Bart Schultz Modern Objects, Mid-Century Modern And-Teaks / Darren Deforge & Marty Randall, Sanford Kogan, Lewis Trimble Decorative Arts, Sally Ramert / Metro Modern, Rod Ganser, and Kim Smith.

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