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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts offers year-round Black History Month events

Posted at 10:07 PM, Feb 10, 2021

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is celebrating Black History Month not just through February, but for the rest of the year.

"We do so many things throughout the year and much of our programming is free," says Paula Saylor Robinson, VMFA Director of Audience Development & Community Engagement.

You can check out their programming online or visit the VMFA in person. There are several events, like Fridays After Five, held every month.

"For the month of February, we have some great programming as well, last week Clifton Davis performed, it was part of an interview for First Fridays," said Robinson.

She said Clifton Davis from the sitcom show Amen has performed a couple of numbers. His performances as well as others' can be found on the museum’s Youtube page.

Robinson said there are some other special events they have at the Dominion Energy Jazz Café. And an event just for Black History month – African American read-ins that happens every Thursday night throughout the month.

"We have done an adult version on a Thursday night event that’s primarily geared towards people who can sit for an hour," said Robinson. "And one last thing or read we really want people to come in and see us or our RVA community makers installation which will be up starting February 22 right in the atrium."

Reservations are free and are required to get the zoom link for the adult read-in. There is also an African-American read-in for families already online.

The museum is opened every day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays through Fridays until 9 p.m.