Mission

Our mission is to present The Branch House as the one place in Virginia where everyone can begin exploring design for the public good.  We strive to inspire our guests to discover and embrace their role in advancing design for the public good — design that creates connections, improves lives,
strengthens communities, and transforms the world we share for the better.

Join us in discussing the essay “Constructing Health: Representations of Health and Housing in Charlottesville’s Urban Renewals.” This article examines the co-construction of urban health and blight through architectural representation during urban renewal, exploring how building imagery was used to convey social and epidemiological diagnoses, producing racial othering through depictions of space.

In her bold, signature style, internationally recognized artist, Joanna Tyka explores the architecture of Richmond, Virginia in a series of cityscapes at The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, on view from October 14 through December 31, 2021.

In this full day workshop, participants will learn to create hand-cut paper collages of inspiring places using magazines, catalogs, and personal photographs.  Following a four-step method of Observation, Deconstruction, Rehearsal, and Assembly (ODRA), the course will cover inspiration, planning, composition, and art production. 

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

Mask Policy Update

All visitors must wear a mask at The Branch Museum regardless of vaccination status.