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Black History Month Programs

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Celebrate Black History Month with us! We have several exciting educational programs happening this February that recognize the achievements of African Americans locally and throughout the world.

These are a few of our upcoming programs. Visit our Events Page for the full list of upcoming events or download our printable guide.

Virtual Museum Tour: Black History Month Highlights with the Valentine
Saturday, February 20, 2:00 pm
A tour guide from the Valentine will conduct a live virtual tour, exploring highlights and stories from the museum's core exhibition "This is Richmond, Virginia" in honor of Black History Month. Registration required. Please click here to register.

Post-Modern African American Art
Tuesday, February 23, 7:00 pm
Amanda Dalla Villa Adams leads this discussion of late 20th- through 21st-century African American art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Art's permanent collection. Learn what it means to view art and how can we discover new things when properly looking at a work of art. Our discussion will begin with simply looking. Then we will explore influences, such as race, gender, or context, as well as technique and subject matter in the work of Kehinde Wiley, Julie Mehretu, Martin Puryear, Lorna Simpson, Kara Walker, Allison Saar, Renée Stout, and Robert Pruitt.
Amanda Dalla Villa Adams is an independent curator, art and culture writer, educator, and historian. She earned a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University; a Masters of Arts in Art History and Certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Cincinnati; and left VCU as all-but-dissertation in Art History.
Registration required. This program will be held online via Zoom. Click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Black History Pop Culture Trivia Night
Wednesday, February 24, 6:00 pm
Combine your love of pop culture and knowledge of Black History with this fun trivia night. We will be covering Black History-related pop culture topics from the 20th century to now. Flex your trivia skills.

Unless otherwise noted, programs will be held via Webex. Click through to the events page for meeting links and information on how to join.

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