Past Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

It’s All Relative: Richmond Families (1616-2016)

Closed Jun 18, 2017

What defines a Richmond family in 2016? The classic nuclear family has been left behind along with our black and white television sets and tuna noodle casseroles. This exhibition explores the changing definition and composition of what makes a family in our Richmond community over the past five centuries.

The Virginia Man: Respect, Responsibility, Rebellion

Closed Jan 29, 2017

Do clothes really make the man? The history of Virginia is a complex one. So, too, is the character of the Virginia man. Stories of respect, responsibility and rebellion, preserved in the wardrobes and accessories of prominent and little-known Virginians, were on display in galleries dedicated to an exploration of public and private character of the Virginia man.

Faces of Freedom, Stories of Service

Closed Nov 20, 2016 but currently available on Google Cultural Institute

This collaborative project with Richmond photographer Mark Mitchell explores local military veterans’ service through portraiture and oral histories. Subjects share their stories in conflicts from World War II to the present day and reflect on how these experiences have shaped their lives and values.

A Chicken in Every Plot

Closed Sep 5, 2016 but currently available on Google Cultural Institute

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.

Edith Shelton’s Richmond

Closed May 8, 2016 but currently available on Google Cultural Institute

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

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