Past Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

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.

Classical Allure: Richmond Style

Closed Jan 31, 2016 but currently available on Google Cultural Institute

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: Richmond Cycles

Closed Jan 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

Beard Wars

Closed Nov 29, 2015 but currently available on Google Cultural Institute

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.

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