Explore these inspiring art exhibitions at the Museum!
Now - September 6
Graffiti—inscriptions painted on or physically etched into a surface—is short-lived by nature; it gets worn out, covered up, or replaced. Walking through Richmond today, you might not find an example of graffiti that is older than a few years. However, due to the unprecedented preservation of Pompeii in a single instant, nearly 10,000 cases of graffiti have been documented throughout the city, providing us a unique window into the classical past which reflects on the present. About a tenth of what has been recorded is presented in author Vincent Hunink's book, Oh Happy Place! Pompeii in 1000 Graffiti. We share some of them here with you.
See the Heat
Now – October 26
Explore Richmond wall mural art through the lens of infrared photography, and see how light and dark colors impact the wall temperatures.
Now through December 31
This art exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of Broad Street Station, featuring images spanning its construction through the 1970s and through objects that tell our building’s history as a busy train station.
The Classical Past
Now through January 3
Why do we remember the grandeur that was Rome? This Virginia Museum of Fine Arts exhibition illustrates and investigates the countless ways that the art, literature, language, and traditions of ancient Rome have inspired and guided the development of Western culture.
Admission to the above art exhibitions is included with Museum admission.
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