Explore these inspiring art exhibitions at the Museum!
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.
All Aboard! is included with Museum admission.
Of Natural Liberty and Independence: George Catlin’s Portraits of Native Americans
Now through Friday, February 1, 2019
The nineteenth-century painter George Catlin (1796-1872) recorded the appearance and customs of Native Americans for his generation and for posterity. Beginning in 1830, Catlin made numerous trips to the American West to document the “natural liberty and independence” of a disappearing culture. He often presented Native Americans in formal poses prevalent in portraits of the period. They were presented as proof of the commonalties among all people. The nine illustrations in this exhibition are taken from two editions of James Cowles Prichard’s The Natural History of Man. The prints are hand-colored etchings printed on time-toned paper. This exhibition is on loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Of Natural Liberty and Independence: George Catlin’s Portraits of Native Americans is included in Exhibits admission.
Plants & Pollinators
Now through Spring 2019
Explore the vital connections between local flora and fauna through works by VCU Scientific & Preparatory Medical Illustration students.
Plants & Pollinators is included in Exhibits admission.