Visiting Exhibitions


The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley

Jan. 19 – Mar. 30, 2017

Dan Kiley (1912-2004) was one of the most important and influential modernist landscape architects of the 20th century. During his extensive career, he worked with equally significant architects, including Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn and I.M. Pei, to create internationally acknowledged design icons. This traveling photographic exhibition and retrospective features forty-five vibrant photographs, which chronicle the current state of 27 of Kiley’s more than 1,000 projects worldwide.

This exhibition was co-curated by Charles A. Birnbaum, Amanda Shull, and Nord Wennerstrom of The Cultural Landscape Foundation.

 

 

On Permanent Exhibit


The House That Branch Built

located in the chapel gallery

Virginia Center for Architecture headquarters and its architect, John Russell Pope, FAIA

Architect John Russell Pope, FAIA, is renowned for the design of a number of national landmarks, including the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the U.S. National Archives, and the National Gallery of Art (West Building) in Washington, D.C., as well as Richmond’s Union Station, headquarters of the Science Museum of Virginia. The House That Pope Built includes photographs, narrative, and other educational media that shed light on the house — a 27,000-square-foot Tudor-Revival mansion — in addition to John Kerr Branch, the patron who commissioned its construction; the architect; the house’s interiors; its setting on Richmond’s historic Monument Avenue; and Compton Wynyates, the 15th/16th-century English country house that inspired the building’s design.

The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design thanks a private Richmond foundation and Tourism Cares for their generous support of this exhibition.

Livable Communities for Virginia

located on the lower level

What makes a community “livable?” Explore the American Institute of Architects’ 10 Principals for Livable Communities and find out how they apply to the diverse cities, towns, and villages in the Commonwealth of Virginia.