Whether you’re doing Drynuary, or just looking for an indoor activity to get out the of house and moving around, January is the perfect time to check out the impressive collection of museums that call Richmond home. Below are four of our favorite exhibits to check out this month.
1. Science on Tap – Medieval Time
Science Museum of Virginia, January 16
An adults-only event, the evening will feature an inflatable jousting tournament, mead samples, catapult testing, medieval crafts, blacksmith demonstrations, and more, as well as eight types of brew, wine, Belle Isle cocktails, and three food trucks.
2. Founding Frenemies: Hamilton and The Virginians
Virginia Museum of History and Culture through February 2
An interactive exhibit that explores Alexander Hamilton’s relationship with the founding generation of Virginians. This exhibit reveals the critical role Virginia and Virginians, played in shaping the Alexander Hamilton story.
3. Edward Hopper and the American Hotel
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts through February 23
Discover the cultural significance that Edward Hopper found in the most common places. This exhibit marks the first in-depth study of hospitality settings depicted in the works of one of the most celebrated American artists.
4. #BallotBattle: Richmond’s Social Struggle for Suffrage
The Valentine, Through September 7
To highlight the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, #BallotBattle uses modern social media platforms to profile five Richmond viewpoints and the racial and generational tensions that each exposed.