BOOK LAUNCH WITH LANA KRUMWIEDE | Archon
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Lecture Hall
Join us for the launch of Richmonder Lana Krumwiede's new work, Archon, the second book of the Psi Chronicles. As the powerless and the powerful clash, allies and enemies are not always who they seem to be in this dynamic sequel to the dystopian novel Freakling.
The Importance of Being Cute: Pet Photography in Virginia
Monday, June 10, 2013 — Saturday, March 01, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Lobby, Free
Photographs of animals dominate the web. From the cute to the ridiculous, millions of pet images are viewed and shared each day. The historical precedent for this online phenomenon can be found in The Importance of Being Cute. This entertaining exhibition focuses on the relationships that have existed between Virginians and their pets since the advent of photography. Vintage images from the Library of Virginia's collection allow visitors to explore more than a century and a half of pet photography, including photographs from Victorian cartes de visite, cabinet cards, and original glass plate negatives. Today's visitors will be able to participate by submitting a picture of their furry loved ones to become part of the exhibition.