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Upcoming Exhibitions

Learn about upcoming exhibitions at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture.

Garden Club of Virginia at 100_Signature ImageA Landscape Saved: The Garden Club of Virginia at 100
May 14, 2020 – September 6, 2020

Throughout its 100 year-history, the Garden Club of Virginia has held fast to its core goals: to celebrate the beauty of the land, preserve Virginia’s natural resources and historic landscapes, and inform, educate, and challenge others to become engaged in those issues. To commemorate GCV’s centenary, this exhibit tells the colorful, courageous, and impressive history of three generations of activists who have produced a strong statewide voice for conservation, gardening, and education. 

Stay Tuned logoStay Tuned: Rock on TV
May 23, 2020 – January 3, 2021

Rock & roll and television exploded on the scene at almost the same time in the late 1940s. At first, they sat at opposite ends of American culture. TV networks aimed to satisfy the most viewers; while rock & roll was loud, anti-establishment, brash and some would say, dangerous. In its early years, it was easy for TV to ignore rock’s rise, but that would change. Stay Tuned: Rock on TV explores the relationship between rock and TV, how video technology carried rock to new heights and amplified artists’ self-expression, and how together they made the medium more exciting than anyone could ever have imagined.

This exhibit is curated by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio.

2018 capABLE model Mandy Marchiano (Photograph by Scott Elmquist and courtesy of The Next Move Program)The capABLE Project
June 6, 2020 – January 3, 2021

In partnership with The Next Move Program, this annual initiative featuring inspirational portraits shows a wide range of perspectives on life in our community through a series of photographs and interviews featuring Richmond residents with diverse abilities and viewpoints that are thriving in our community. Learn More.


Collections Drive

Brochure, 1955 NAACP Freedom Day. (Accession number 2003.234.5) In conjunction with the Determined exhibition and with our ongoing commitment to tell the stories of all Virginians, we are asking for the public’s help to build the museum’s collections to better preserve the complex experience of African Americans in Virginia.

We are particularly interested in items that represent:

  • African American achievements in Virginia politics, business, culture, and other arenas in the 20th and 21st centuries

  • life under Jim Crow segregation

  • the Civil Rights Movement

  • expressions of black pride

  • the recent fight against persistent racism and injustice as seen in the Black Lives Matter movement and Charlottesville protests

If you have objects (such as documents, letters, family mementos, personal effects, and images) that you would like to share with the museum, please contact Dr. Karen Sherry, Curator of Exhibitions, at (804) 342-9683 or ksherry@VirginiaHistory.org


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