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Artsline - Celebrate Women's History, Performance, and Art in March!

Women in Service
Women entering service in World War II, from the archives of the Virginia War Memorial.

Artsline: Virtual Edition || March 1, 2021

“Well-behaved women seldom make history.” ~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

March is Women’s History Month and RVA’s arts and culture community has created a wonderful line-up of exhibits, performances, and educational programs to enlighten and inspire. Be on the lookout this month for local female artists, musicians, dancers, writers, and historians highlighting the amazing contributions women have made and continue to make in our world today. 


1. BEETHOVEN IN VIENNA
Music
March 5 - 7, various times
Online and at Dominion Energy Center, 600 E Grace St, Richmond, 23219
$10-$82

Vienna

Beethoven is at the heart of this Richmond Symphony concert, with the majestic Piano Concerto n.1 and the sunny and cheerful Symphony n.4 that in its brightness recalls the symphonies of Haydn, with whom Beethoven had studied a decade before. Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez, First Prize winner of the Anton Rubinstein International Piano Competition, will make her debut with the Richmond Symphony in this masterwork. Join the Symphony for a safe, socially-distanced in-person concert OR watch from home via their online livestream option. Both In-Person and Watch from Home attendees can enjoy the concert online through April 20. Purchase tickets online.


2. MOVIE MYTHBUSTING: RUBY BRIDGES
Film, History
March 2, 7pm
Online

Ruby Bridges

Join The Virginia Museum of History and Culture for a Women’s History Month viewing of Ruby Bridges about the real-life tale of one of the first African-American children to attend an integrated school in the Deep South. Watch the film in advance, whenever or however works best for you, and then log into an interactive Zoom presentation where special guests from the Moton Museum will join the discussion to chat about Barbara Johns and Virginia’s school integration story. This FAMILY FRIENDLY program is free, but registration is required.


3. VIRTUAL STORY TIME WITH TARNESHIA
Literary Arts
Fridays, 10am
Online

Tarneshia Story Time

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens brings Children’s Educator Tarneshia Evans to read a few of her favorite stories to viewers of all ages on Facebook! Follow along on every Friday.


4. CARSON LECTURE SERIES: HEALING AND MENDING
History
Wednesdays in March, 7:30pm
Online

Healing and Mending

“Healing and Mending: Our Relationships, Our Institutions, Our History, and Our Theology” is a four week series with lectures by scholars in their field and offered through First Presbyterian Church. Watch this free lecture series on the FPB YouTube Page.


5. MISCEGENATION | LARISSA ROGERS
Visual Arts
March 5, 5pm Opening Night
The Bridge Progressive Art Initiative, 299-201 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville, 22902

miscengenation

The Bridge Progressive Art Initiative opens their March exhibit, Miscengenation from artist Larissa Rogers. Displaying in the large windows of the community art gallery, Miscegenation applies identity politics to interrogate narratives of cultural hybridity, further complicating ideas associated with the capaciousness of blackness. Through creating tension between material, image, and text Rogers explores the cultural construction of identity, particularly that of black female subjectivity, as shaped by the experience of diaspora. Social distancing required.


6. FROM THE ARCHIVES: WOMEN IN SERVICE
History
March 2, 2pm
Online

women in Service

Join Virginia War Memorial Archivist Heidi Sheldon and take a closer look at material from the archives that highlights the important role service women have played in our nation’s military history. Register online for this free event.


7. POTTERFIELD BRIDGE AND THE FAN DISTRICT
Visual Art
Reception March 5, 5pm
Uptown Gallery, 1305 West Main Street, Richmond, VA 23220

Blue House
Blue House in Spring by Beverly James

Kathy Miller & Beverley Jane team up at Uptown Gallery to paint areas of Richmond with watercolors - depicting the James River's power and majesty, as well as rich oils highlighting the Fan District's charms. Social distancing guidelines are in place.


8. ISRAELI TV & MOVIE CLUB
Film, Culture
March 4, 7:30pm
Online

Shalom RVA

Temple Beth El’s Shalom RVA Israeli TV & Movie Club will discuss the film The Spy. Register for this free event online.


9. Harold Mendez: Let us gather in a flourishing way
Visual Arts
March 5-7
Institute of Contemporary Art, 601 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220

Flourishing

The Institute  of Contemporary Art’s new exhibition Let us gather in a flourishing way travels through 10 years of work by Harold Mendez,  presenting questions about history, geography, class and race. Comprising a selection of nearly 20 works in sculpture, printmaking, and photography, Mendez invites viewers to explore the tension between fiction and truth, visibility and absence, and how history and geography shape our sense of self and our relationship to the world. The exhibit will be on view from February 26 through June 27. Registration is free but you must reserve your spot online.


10. Charlottesville Chamber Music Virtual Mini-Festival
Music
March 4-7
Online

CCMF

Visit the Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival’s online Listening Room at 10am each day for the release of that day's video and "Bento Box" of program notes, artist bios, and more. Videos will remain available through mid-May.


If you are an arts or cultural organization with social-distance-safe events such as online classes, virtual exhibitions or concerts, or even book readings, submit your events to Artsline here.  If you are an artist or an arts or cultural organization in need of resources and tools during the COVID-19 pandemic, check out the list of local and national resources from Richmond CultureWorks.