Press Releases

Re-Think Design! The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design invites world-renowned designers and Richmond community leaders to game-changing discussions about the future of design.

June 17th 2024 – The Branch is excited to announce their most ambitious exhibition and lecture series to date. The Re-Think Design series will re-introduce design to Richmond, a city teeming with creative design energy…

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The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design Announces the 2024 Mad Hatter Garden Party and Design Auction

February 19th 2024 – The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design will be hosting their second annual Mad Hatter Garden Party and Design Auction on April 19th, 2024. The Mad Hatter Garden Party and Design Auction highlights local designers and artists. Items up for auction include ceramics, Richmond Architectural-based tours, clothing items, sculptures, paintings, home furnishings, the naming rights to The Branch’s iconic gargoyle, and much more…

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Arthur Ashe Boulevard Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary of Name Change at The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design

February 8, 2024 – To commemorate the 5th anniversary of Arthur Ashe Boulevard, The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design and Arthur Ashe Boulevard Initiative announce a series of events celebrating the importance of design in all its aspects for this journey that elevated our city…

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Steven Glass, Resident Potter at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Celebrates 40 Years with Retrospective Exhibition and Re-Launch of StevenGlassCeramics.com

January 22, 2024 – The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design is pleased to announce the opening of Steven Glass, A Retrospective: Turning Points in Clay/A Life in Art, a retrospective exhibition celebrating the career of Steven Glass, who has been the Resident Potter at VMFA since 1982…

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WOMEN’S RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS: The internationally celebrated poster show on gender-based inequality, violence, and discrimination comes to The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design

August 29, 2023 – A graphic design exhibition titled Women’s Rights are Human Rights will be on view at The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design from October 6th 2023, through February 17th 2024. In their collective visual voice, the posters speak from various backgrounds to address globally-intersecting themes of gender-based inequality, violence, and discrimination…

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Characters: Type + Progress - An exhibition exploring the power of typography, interrogating its troubled past, and showing how characters throughout history are inspiring the movements of today

November 7, 2022 – The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design will present Characters: Type + Progress, the first exhibition dedicated to exploring the troubled history of font design through the work of typographer and design historian Tré Seals of Vocal Type, a diversity-driven design studio based in Washington DC…

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(Re)Framing Protest: Design + Hope - Photography by Richmond Free Press Photojournalists Regina H. Boone and Sandra Sellars

July 7, 2022 – (Re)Framing Protest: Design + Hope, a new exhibition that opened at The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design on June 17th, examines the direct and indirect ways design and other forms of creative expression influenced the activists, artists, organizers who mobilized during the summer of 2020 to collectively respond to the murders of George Floyd, Marcus David Peters and countless others amplifying the national Black Lives Matter movement…

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Atavistic Memories: The Studio Furniture of Sam Forrest

January 20, 2022 – Atavistic Memories: The Studio Furniture of Sam Forrest explores the American Studio Furniture Movement through the hands of furniture maker Sam Forrest (1936-2021). Beginning with Wharton Esherick (1887 – 1970) in the 1920’s, woodworkers rejected the mass production of furniture, opting to focus on natural materials working in their own studios…

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Joanna Tyka: Cityscapes RVA

September 8, 2021 – 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 231, 2021… 

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Cub Creek: Twenty Years Together

July 3, 2020 – The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design is excited to announce a new exhibition, Cub Creek: Twenty Years Together (July 17th – September 13th, 2020). This show highlights the diverse work of and heightens awareness of the only residency program exclusively for the ceramic arts in the Mid-Atlantic region…

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VA Made: Meditation Across Media

July 3, 2020 – The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design is pleased to announce VA Made: Meditation Across Media, on view from July 17th – September 13th, 2020. The exhibition brings together various artists and various forms of art. At one time, artists were learned in diverse materials and techniques. Today, artists are encouraged to narrow their focus and specialize in a specific art form…

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Listening Theatres: The Sounds of Iconic Landscapes and Architectural Spaces

June 29, 2020 – The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design is pleased to announce, Listening Theatres: The Sounds of Iconic Landscapes and Architectural Spaces. Karen Van Lengen and Jim Welty explore the act of attentive listening through an interactive engagement with the world around them…

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Two Ceramics Exhibits at Branch Museum for March

January 13, 2020 – Two exhibitions of ceramic art will be on display at the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design in March to coincide with the 2020 Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts in Richmond…

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Hiding in Plain Sight: The Architecture of Charles M. Robinson

September 10, 2019 – The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design is pleased to announce, Hiding in Plain Sight: The Architecture of Charles M. Robinson, an exhibition exploring the life and works of one of Virginia’s most prolific architects. The exhibit (October 3, 2019-January 5, 2020) will feature architectural renderings, photographs, and ephemera pertaining to the life and works of the architect Charles M. Robinson, whose career spanned from 1889 to 1932…

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