Arts & Culture Xpo
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Greater Richmond Convention Center - Exhibit Hall A,
Free admission and free parking in lot at Third and Marshall
Support the Library of Virginia at the Arts & Culture Xpo! The Xpo is an explosion of the arts, history, science, and family fun for the Richmond Region. This is an annual event presented by CultureWorks that spotlights Central Virginia's non-profit arts and culture organizations. The day includes free performances and tons of opportunities to learn about membership, classes, education programs and so much more from hundreds of participating organizations. Register as a Cultural Shareholder and spend free XpoBucks at the Library of Virginia booth to support our efforts. Register at the event, or online at https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/RichmondCultureWorks/cultsha.html.
Dark Side: Night Photography in Virginia
Monday, June 10, 2013 — Saturday, October 05, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Exhibition Hall, Free
Night photography compels viewers to look at the world from a slightly different perspective. Dark Side: Night Photography In Virginia introduces us to the unique world of darkness and shadows. The exhibition surveys the many ways in which professional and amateur photographers have used their cameras over the past century to create compelling nocturnal images of the commonwealth. While it examines the materials and historic processes that made night photography possible, Dark Side, also introduces several contemporary Virginia photographers who are currently using it as an artistic medium.
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.