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
Open through August 15, 2021
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.
Bringing the Dead to Life
On Level 0
Open through February 14, 2022
By exploring the link between science and artistry, this exhibition features nearly 200 years of paleontological discoveries through the lens of paleoart. From early impressions of sluggish, lizard-like creatures to modern examples of brightly colored beasts covered in feathers, this complimentary exhibition to Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family illustrates how our perceptions of dinosaurs continue to evolve with every discovery.
Art is a powerful bridge to lead guests into a scientific topic.
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