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Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia Celebrates Black History Month

The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia (BHMVA) will unveil two new pop-up exhibitions to celebrate Black History Month on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

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The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia (BHMVA) will unveil two new pop-up exhibitions to celebrate Black History Month on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.
The special exhibitions include Stolen Lives, Dreamed Lives by sculptor Sandrine Plante, a figurative sculpture installation showcasing nine figures depicting the journey of African Americans as they endured slavery and the horrors of Jim Crow, and oppression, through their exodus to freedom, and includes a piece by Richard Hunt. The exhibition is sponsored by Tim Reid & Daphne Maxwell Reid, founders of Legacy Media Institute; Soulidifly Productions, and Virginia Oral and Facial Surgery.
As part of programming for Black History Month at the museum, the French-born Plante and Tim Reid, actor, and founder of Legacy Media Institute will participate in a fireside chat on Friday, February 16 6:00-8:00 pm ET at BHMVA. On the following day, Saturday, February 17, Plante will host a documentary screening from2:00-3:00 pm ET, followed by an artist talk from 3:00-5:00 pm ET.
Presented by Tourism Cares and Altria with support from C&F Bank, the second pop-up exhibition, at BHMVA this month “Visions of Progress: The Evolution of a Culture Through Emancipated Style, is an expansion on a powerful exhibition put on by the University of Virginia’s Special Collections Library. This special exhibition features portraits commissioned from the local Black-owned Holsinger Studio capturing the essence and style of Black Virginians as individuals, rather than emphasizing the subjugated roles they were forced to play in the segregated society of the early 20th century.
Both exhibitions will be on display until Thursday, February 29.
The museum will also host a variety of educational and cultural programming throughout the month of February, both on-site and in local venues, including “The New Black: Magazines and Fashion in the Post-Soul South” with Dr. Siobhan Carter-David on Wednesday, February 28.
To learn more about Black History Month at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, please visit https://blackhistorymuseum.org/.
About Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia:
The Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia celebrates the rich culture of African American people in Virginia and shares their stories to provide a more complete and inclusive history of their contributions to the American story. For more information, visit www.blackhistorymuseum.org.

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