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Beautiful Art | Kids Big & Little | Fringe History You Want to See
Williamsburg - Painters and Paintings in the Early American South is an exhibition of 83 paintings, 70 portraits by 31 artists from 20 different museum and collections in one place - the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum at Colonial Williamsburg. This collection provides an insight to the rise of southern society and is called "groundbreaking," as the paintings were either created in the American South or imported to the South between 1740 and 1790. Through September 7, 2014.
Heart of the Desert: Aboriginal Art from Papunya, Yuendumu and Balgo is and exhibition of an amazing art movement by Aboriginal men and women. Contemporary in style, the pieces are identifiable based on the artists' local style. Icons in the paintings represented landscape features, ancestral beings, and the activities in the creation era known as the Dreaming or Tjukurrpa. Through July 27, 2014.
"Primary Colors" is an exhibit at Del Ray Artisans highlighting the works local and regional artists created with the three primary colors - red, blue and yellow - without mixing them. Through February 2, 2014.
Richmond - The Science Museum of Virginia invites you to Boost! your creativity, flexibility, memory, strength (well, you get the picture) in their first new permanent exhibition in a decade. Boost! is a new approach to wellness and self-improvement. It’s neither a sports nor a traditional health exhibit - it’s innovative and insightful, sharing important scientific knowledge about sleep, memory and physical fitness and the interrelationships among these areas. Through March 2, 2016.
Glenn Close: A Life in Costume is on display at The Muscarelle Museum of Art and features selections from Close's personal collection. You'll immediately recognize the iconic characters of her film career: Norma Desmond (Sunset Boulevard), Albert Nobbs (Albert Nobbs), Alex Forrest (Fatal Attraction), Cruella De Vil (101 Dalmations, 102 Dalmations), and Patty Hewes (Damages). Through January 12, 2014.
Richmond - Hollywood Costume is an exhibit that will get movie fans young and old beating down the doors of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. More than 100 iconic movie costumes will be on display, including characters from The Wizard of Oz, Superman, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, The Dark Knight Rises and more! Most of these costumes have never been publicly displayed, so here's your golden opportunity to check them out. The VMFA is the only East Coast venue to host this exhibit and it's the U.S. premiere. Through February 17, 2014.
Heroes and Villains: The Comic Art Collection of Shelton Drum is just that. The founder of the renowned Heroes Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, is making his private collection of comic books, original art, and memorabilia available to the William King Museum. Comic arts past and present with recognizable characters will surely delight you and old. Through June 29, 2104.
Richmond - Knickknackery: Curiosities from the Museum's Vaults is an exhibit of quirky, visually interesting objects the Museum of the Confederacy happens to have in its possession. Expect to see a hoof from the horse of Turner Ashby, a jewelry box made from human hair, a letter from Pope Pius IX to Jefferson Davis and more oddities. Through December 31, 2013.
Old News by Johnny Selman is a collection of posters - one a day, created over the course of 365 days - reflective of daily BBC headlines. In creating these posters Selman's hope was to compel his audience to read the associated articles and stir a larger interest in world news. See this exhibit free of charge at Piedmont Arts. Through February 8, 2014.
Richmond - Perhaps no event of the American Civil War has been romanticized and written about more than the last great charge by General Longstreet's men on the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg. This Museum of the Confederacy exhibit, Gettysburg: "They Walked Through Blood," tells the story of the dramatic event, historically referred to as "Pickett's Charge." Thirteen of the fifteen battle flags carried by regiments in Major General George Pickett's division were captured in the charge. Eight of those captured flags are displayed in this exhibit. The exhibit also features personal artifacts of soldiers who took part in the charge and remembrances of the battle. Through September 1, 2014.
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