The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design: Upcoming Events
Dear Branch Friends and Supporters,
 
So much is happening at The Branch in the coming months! I hope all of you will consider joining us for our Brunch at The Branch on April 17th. It is our signature event of the spring season, and a wonderful celebration of everything The Branch is about with our Virginia by Design Awards. In March we are exploring ceramic design, opening a new field for you. And if you have never experienced music at The Branch, sign up now for the May performance of Jefferson Baroque. Music resonates through this space in a beautiful and unique way that you have to experience to appreciate!
 
See you soon at The Branch!
 
Penelope C. Fletcher
Executive Director
 
 
Virginia by Design Awards /
Brunch at the Branch
April 17, 2020
 
Join us for brunch on the 
Branch House grounds as we recognize the exceptional professionals who contribute to design throughout Virginia.
 
Sponsorship of Brunch at The Branch offers an opportunity to support the exhibitions and programs of The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design and our beautiful Branch House. Visit www.branchmuseum.orgto learn more about Sponsorship Opportunities
 
 
 
“Inner Lives: Cinerary Jars by Julian Stair and Rob Barnard”
March 3 – 27, 2020
 
The subject of the exhibition is cinerary jars, but it is about the inner life of human beings. Julian Stair and Rob Barnard occupy a rather unique position in the ceramics field: not only are they makers, but also writers who have argued in countless articles about pottery’s ability to simultaneously operate on numerous levels to connect with our inner lives. They have sought in their work to restore the connection between works of art and the ordinary events, burdens, and suffering that make up the human experience.
 
Opening Reception: “Inner Lives: Cinerary Jars by Julian Stair and Rob Barnard”
Thursday March 5th at 6:00 p.m.
 
Join us for an evening reception celebrating the opening of our new ceramics exhibit featuring artists Julian Stair and Rob Barnard. “Inner Lives” is a contributing exhibition with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts annual conference in Richmond from March 25-28. Light refreshments provided.
 
Panel Discussion with Julian Stair and Rob Barnard
Thursday March 12th 6:00 p.m.
 
Exhibiting artists Julian Stair and Rob Barnard will share insights about the creative process behind their exhibit “Inner Lives” with fellow artists Howard Risatti and Steven Glass. “Inner Lives” is a contributing exhibition with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts annual conference in Richmond from March 25-28.
 
Tickets: $20 per person ($10 for members)
 
Time Travelers: Free Admission to 24 Historic Sites Across the Richmond Region
Saturday March 14th 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday March 15th 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Locals and tourists alike are invited to enjoy unique history, fascinating stories and a journey into the past during the biannual Time Travelers weekend. Branch Museum visitors can enjoy guided tours every hour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and free admission all weekend. All sites will offer complimentary admission to visitors who show a Time Travelers Passport available via download hereShow your passport on your phone or print a hard copy.
 
CLICK HERE to view a list of participating sites.
 
 
designHOUR with designVA at Greenleaf’s Pool Room
Thursday March 12th 5:30 p.m.
 
designVA is an organization for young design professionals who share a passion for architecture and design. A group that consists of all disciplines and careers, we are supporters of thoughtful design. designVA members will have a unique opportunity to engage with fellow design professionals and advocates from a vast range of backgrounds and skills.
 
Our goal is accomplished through conversations between members at social gatherings, tours and talks given by prominent designers, and by our continuing support of The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design. Membership is open to individuals ages 21 to 40.
 
 
designVA runs in the Monument Avenue 10k
Saturday, March 28th
Race begins: 8:30 a.m.
 
If you would like to join our run team to help bring awareness to the cause please donate $25 and receive your free red microfiber run team shirt.
Not a runner/walker? Donate $25 and get your free cotton, Branch Blue, Branch Supporter shirt!
 
 
Runners, don’t forget to register for Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k! CLICK HERE to be taken to the registration page.
Jefferson Baroque
May 12, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
 
Using common instruments of the 17th and 18th centuries, Jefferson Baroque’s concert will include selections that date from the middle ages to the dawn of the Classical period, all while relating to a two-fold theme: Gardens and Architecture. You may even hear composers’ representations of the Music of the Spheres – the ultimate combination of sound and design. A 15-minute lecture exploring the broad themes and individual works will precede the concert.
 
Tickets: $20 per person ($15 for members)
 
Upcoming Calendar of Events
 
“Inner Lives,”exhibition by ceramics artists Julian Stair and Rob Barnard
March 3rd-29th
“Inner Lives” Opening Reception
Thursday March 5th (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
Women in Construction Week Happy Hour
Thursday March 5th (5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) at Science Museum of Virginia
Panel Discussion with Julian Stair and Rob Barnard
Thursday March 12th (6:00 p.m.)
designHOUR with DesignVA
Thursday March 12th (5:30 p.m.) at Greenleaf’s Pool Room
Time Travelers: Free Admission to 24 Historic Sites Across the Richmond Region
Saturday March 14th (10:00 a.m.-4 p.m.) and Sunday March 15th (1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.)
“Cub Creek: Twenty Years Together”
March 24th-29th
Monument Avenue 10k
Saturday March 28th (8:30 a.m.)
 
 
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design
2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 655-6055
When & Where
Thu, Mar 5, 2020 - Mon, Apr 20, 2020
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design
2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220