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Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired By Museum Archives Encourage New Views Of Virginia History

Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia showcases 10 large scale paintings from artists cross the Commonwealth. The Virginia Museum of History and Culture invited the artists to pick any object they wanted from the museum's nearly nine-million-item history collection to create these murals.

A Rambunctious Brood: Celebrating 40 Years Of Richmond’s 1708 Gallery

Longtime Richmond artists celebrate the 40th anniversary of 1708 Gallery this month. Over the decades, the non-profit art space has showcased visual and performing art that “redefined traditional boundaries.” For Virginia Currents, Metta Bastet looks at the organization’s history and influence.