CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2020:
Tours of the Branch House and the Branch Museum are available every weekend, Friday and Saturday 10 AM and 1 PM, and Sunday at 1 PM.
Museum tours feature the first and second floors of The Branch Museum and include historical information about the family as well as architectural elements specific to the Branch House. It’s the only way to see the full house! Tours last about 60 minutes. Click Here for more information and to register for a tour.
Frank Harmon: Dialogue with Artists Webinar
Did you miss out on his events in November? Do you have more questions? Want to do more urban sketching? Frank Harmon is back for another lecture.
Harmon has loved drawing since he was a boy gazing out of a classroom window. As an architecture student in London in the 1960s, he used freehand sketching to discover, study, and understand the nuances of structures and nature. He still does. Always armed with a pocket-sized sketchbook, a couple of drawing implements, and a miniature watercolor set, he also uses sketching to embed the subject of his drawing in his memory.
“If I take a photograph of something, I’ll soon forget it. But if I draw something, it remains in my mind forever.”
Frank Harmon, FAIA, has designed sustainable modern buildings across the Southeast for 30 years. His work engages pressing contemporary issues such as placelessness, sustainability, and restoration of cities and nature.
Harmon will share excerpts from his book, Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See, and examples of his own architectural work to illustrate how sketching “as a way to see” enhances the grace with which we observe and appreciate all sorts of “native places”.
The webinar will be held via Zoom and registration is $5.
To order a copy of Native Places, visit http://nativeplacesthebook.com.
Ed Pokoj: Dialogue with Artists Webinar
Join us with Ed Pokoj for the second webinar in the Dialogue with Artists series hosted by The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design.
The Branch will conduct an ongoing dialogue with many of the artists we work with, exploring their art and getting a very personal view into their work.
Some of our artists have been creating art for many years. Others are just on the cusp of what promises to be a long and productive career. Each has a unique perspective and approach which we will explore in these webinars.
Have you seen Ody the Outsider in our courtyard along Monument Avenue? Learn about the artist that created it and his practice!
Ed Pokoj is a local Richmond artist and Virginia Commonwealth University alum. Since 2015, Pokoj has been working in illustration. He draws inspiration from classic kids books, comic art, stop motion animation, and music – lot’s of music. Pokoj has illustrated the children’s picture book What Does A Princess Really Look Like? by Mark Loewen, created multiple coloring books including ones focused on Hip-Hop, had a show at The Well Art Gallery here in Richmond, VA, did a mural for Chapel RVA, and banners with Scout Design. Now, he has another children’s book set to be released winter of 2020.
We will be providing a link to the recording of the first webinar in the Dialogue with Artists series with Frank Harmon to all who register for this webinar.
Registration is $5.