Explore a variety of inspiring art exhibitions at the Museum!
Hands-on exhibits aren't the only way to learn about the science all around you! The Museum often hosts smaller exhibitions that explore STEM topics through art.
Here's what's currently on display at the Museum.
Creative Arts Therapies
On Level 2
As complimentary programming to the Mental Health: Minds Matters exhibit, the Museum has collaborated with community partners to curate the art gallery on Level 2. From abstract art to ceramics to music performances, the Creative Arts Therapies exhibit illustrates various methods in which a person can utilize the arts for therapeutic purposes.
A New Mosaic: African American Art
On Level 3
This Virginia Museum of Fine Arts exhibition features high-quality photographic reproductions of works by African American artists spanning nearly 200 years, from the 19th century through today.
See the Heat
On Level 0
This exhibition is the perfect nexus of science and art. By analyzing thermal (heat) emittance from wall murals in Richmond, Dr. Eugene Maurakis and Sarah Kwon were able to recommend both colors and locations to utilize in city art that would help reduce the urban heat island effect.
Art is a powerful bridge to lead guests into a scientific topic.