The Branch Museum and garden will close at 1PM on Saturdays in May for private events. Visitors are welcome to explore our first floor and gardens during other hours of operation. Our next exhibition opens June 18…stay tuned!

Get Tickets for Saturday May 21 @10:00AM 

 

The Branch Museum’s architecture is one of the oldest preserved Tudor Revival masterpieces in the commonwealth of Virginia – and there’s nothing like seeing it from inside the gates.

Designed by notable American architect John Russell Pope for the family of John Kerr Branch, the museum’s architecture tells the story of American tastes leading up to the roaring 20’s and the changing landscape of Richmond’s historic Fan district.

Join us to see rooms not open to the public and learn the in’s and out’s of what makes Pope’s masterpiece so remarkable even into the 21st century.

Tickets are FREE for members!

Tickets available now

This concert is a part of our ongoing Live at The Branch Mini Concert Series. These intimate events feature musical artists performing and engaging in dialogue with the audience. 

After working as a corporate executive in Fortune 500 companies, Susan Greenbaum traded her power suits for performing. Susan has won several national songwriting awards, most recently the Smithsonian Songwriters Award and the Philadelphia Songwriters Project songwriting contest. Susan draws big, enthusiastic audiences who delight in her lively, diverse and powerful performances.

Register now for this free webinar

Join us for a conversation with Mohamed Ismail, assistant professor of Architecture at UVA, on his dissertation “Reshaping Concrete: Empowering Development Through Low-Carbon Structures.”

Currently seeking AIA learning credits

Ismail’s dissertation proposes a flexible methodology for the design and analysis of materially efficient concrete elements that can reduce the economic and environmental costs of urban construction. Designed for the constraints of [Less Economically Developed Countries], structural elements are optimized to reduce the embodied carbon associated with the concrete and reinforcing steel while resisting the same loads of a standard building structure.

About Mohamed Ismail

Mohamed Ismail is a PhD Candidate in Building Technology at MIT and a 2020 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow. He is trained as both a civil engineer (BS, Duke University) and architect (MArch, University of Virginia), and studies the potential for structural and material optimization in the alleviation of housing insecurity in the Global South. Mohamed has taught classes in construction systems, visual representation, parametric workflows, and structural design at UVA, Northeastern University, and MIT. What excites Mohamed most is not only the tools and resources now available in the field of structural design, but their potential application and immediate viability in the world today. At MIT, Mohamed works with Professor Caitlin Mueller and the Digital Structures Lab to design low-cost, low-carbon structural components for housing in developing regions.

 

Tickets available now.

We are excited to announce our partnership with LC Cinema, a Richmond based Pop-Up film series

LC Cinema’s inaugural summer screenings will take place at The Branch Museum Friday, June 3rd through Sunday, June 5th.

Seating for all films is limited, so we strongly recommend buying tickets ahead of the show.

The Queen

Directed by: Frank Simon

Released: 1968

Showtime: June 3, 2022 at 8pm.

Doors: 7p.m.

The Comfort Of Strangers

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Released: 1990

Starring: Rupert Everett, Helen Mirren, Natasha Richardson, Christopher Walken

Costuming by: Georgio Armani

Music by: Angelo Badalamenti

Showtime: June 4, 2022 at 2pm and 8pm

Doors: 1pm and 7pm

Black Girl

Directed by: Ousmane Sembene

Released: 1966

Showtime: June 5, 2022 at 2p.m.

Doors: 1p.m.

Our Mission

The Branch Museum elevates the awareness of the transformative power of architecture and design.

Find Us

2501 Monument Avenue, Richmond VA 23220

804.655.6055

frontdesk@branchmuseum.org

Parking available in the First Baptist lot off of Robinson and Park

Visit Us

Monday–Friday

10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Saturday

10:00 AM – 4:00PM

Closed Sunday

 $5 suggested admission

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Mini Concerts

Live at The Branch: Mini Concerts feature musical artists performing and engaging in dialogue with the audience. 

Webinars

Watch our library of past webinars and register for upcoming webinars with makers, designers, architects, and authors from a diverse array of backgrounds and practices.

Guided Tours

The Branch Museum’s architecture is one of the oldest preserved Tudor Revival masterpieces in the commonwealth of Virginia – and there’s nothing like seeing it from inside the gates.

Sign up here to be notified as soon as guided tours are scheduled.

Tuesday Yoga

Join us Tuesday evenings for yoga with instructor Erin Lingo hosted in The Branch Museum main gallery.

Our direct line to events management during non-business hours is (804) 658 – 6113.