Save the Date

Soul Santa will return this year, twice! Our annual holiday open house has expanded to two weekends - Dec. 3 and Dec. 10. Don't miss out on your opportunity to have your children's picture taken with Soul Santa and more! Mark your calendar for Richmond's most soulful holiday experience. This event is sponsored by the [...]

Freedom Friday

To prepare for our Annual Open House and Black History Month programming, Freedom Friday will resume April 2017. Thank you for a wonderful first year!  If you are interested in showing your art during next year's Freedom Friday series, email information@blackhistorymuseum.org

Artober

 There's an explosion of art happening in Richmond during the month of October. artoberVA is a month-long celebration of arts and culture held each year in October, in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities month. The goal of artoberVA is to increase awareness of and participation in arts and culture offerings across our region during October [...]

Black history museum taps new director

Jazz nights and poetry readings as well as interactive and traditional exhibits are among the plans that Tasha Chambers has for the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia when it moves into its new home early next year. “This new museum has so much history to celebrate,” said Ms. Chambers, who was introduced [...]

Romare Bearden: Vision and Activism

Romare Bearden: Vision and Activism Romare Bearden: Vision and Activism, an exhibition featuring vibrant and thought-provoking collages, lithographs and more.  This exhibit  opens on September 13th and will remain at the museum until December 13th.    

Celebrate Jackson Ward: Past, Present and Future

May 20-22, 2016 Celebrate Jackson Ward: Past Present and Future will commemorate the history, people and places of Jackson Ward with a weekend of stories, performances and activities that showcase the talented individuals and organizations who uphold and enrich the community. Featuring the Richmond Symphony under its new “Big Tent” with Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond [...]

Black History Museum Grand Opening

Grand Opening, May 5-7th 2016 – On Thursday, May 5, from 6-8 p.m., the museum will host a cocktail reception featuring a ribbon cutting, live entertainment and honorary guests that will allow supporters to preview the new space. Tickets are $100. Click-here to purchase tickets. During the First Fridays Art Walk on Friday, May 6, the [...]

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