This is Richmond, Virginia
The final designs for the new “This is Richmond, Virginia” exhibition are now complete. While this is a major accomplishment, I think that there is a bigger challenge with the project.
Curators Meg Hughes and David Voelkel work together on label copy for the upcoming “This is Richmond, Virginia” exhibition.
The final designs for the new “This is Richmond, Virginia” exhibition are now complete. While this is a major accomplishment, I think that there is a bigger challenge with the project. This exhibition will build a new narrative of the city’s history as told by over 300 objects from our collections. Imagine trying to concisely and clearly tell the history of the region in a relatively small gallery.
What objects would you pick among the 1.6 million in our collections of photographs, costume and textiles, and decorative arts that would best represent this complex history?
Our curators Meg Hughes and David Voelkel have now completed this list and are creating the text panels and labels that will pull all of this together. Below are just a few of the objects that we have chosen to feature. We can wait to share this new exhibition with you this fall!
The above collage includes: Monumental Church Painting by Margaret May Dashiell, Old Chief Smokum Statue, Gabriel Prosser Scratchboard, Mitchell & Tyler Sugar Bowl
If you would like to help keep us calm and hammering on, you can support the History Center on our secure donation page at /give. Are you curious about our progress? Join us for a Hard Hat Happy Hour happening every Wednesday from 4:30-6:00 p.m. You can contact me for more information or RSVP online and let me know you’ll be coming by.
Bill Martin, Director