Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Changing Exhibitions

Beard Wars

Beard Wars

March 26-November 29, 2015

On view during the final year of the American Civil War’s sesquicentennial commemoration, Beard Wars features local photographer Terry Brown’s portraits of members of the RVA Beard League, inspired by images of Civil War generals in the Valentine’s collection.

 

 

Classical Allure

Classical Allure: Richmond Style

May 3, 2015-January 31, 2016

For the inaugural exhibition in the new Nathalie L. Klaus and Reynolds Family Galleries, the Valentine introduces classically inspired treasures from its remarkable collection of costume and textiles. The exhibition explores themes personified by Libertas, Ceres, Virtus, and Aeternitas, the four Roman goddesses that adorn the Virginia state seal, in an examination of the classical forms that endure in Richmond fashion.

 

 

In Gear Logo

In Gear: Richmond Cycles

August 27, 2015-January 3, 2016

There’s no question Richmond is a cyclists’ town. This exhibition is a uniquely-Valentine take on the history of cycling in Richmond from the 19th century to the present day. The opening of the exhibition coincides with the UCI Road World Cycling Championships in September, and there will be special extended hours nightly during the cycling event until 8 p.m.

 


 

Edith Shelton

Edith Shelton’s Richmond

December 4, 2015-May 8,2016

Explore Richmond’s neighborhoods through amateur photographer Edith Shelton’s mid-20th century imagery.

 

 

A Chicken In Every Plot

A Chicken in Every Plot

January 28, 2016-June 26, 2016

Featuring the work of nationally-known Richmond photographer Alyssa C. Salomon, this exhibition examines the resurging practice of keeping backyard chickens and how our relationship with food sources continues to evolve. A Chicken in Every Plot includes portraits of Richmond-area urban and suburban chickens and the yards in which they thrive, an homage to the quintessential deviled egg, plus household objects and historic photographs from the Valentine's collection.