Fresh Paint Webinars: These webinars were hosted by VMHC Education in the spring of 2020 as part of the Virginia History At Home digital offerings while the museum was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Live Painting in the Gallery: Hosted during the month leading up to the public opening and in conjunction with artoberVA, an annual celebration of arts and culture in Richmond and Tri-Cities area of Virginia, guests were able to watch the murals being created.
Cocktails With The Artists: Fresh Paint Exhibit Opening: This sold-out event on October 26, 2018 featured the book launch for The Story of Virginia: Highlights from the Virginia Museum of History and Culture, drinks and hors d'oeuvres with the artists, a sneak peek at the exhibition, and a panel discussion with the artists. View event photos. View a video from the event.
Murals of Richmond Artist Panel: This event in January 2019 featured a panel discussion with Virginia mural artists, moderated by artist, muralist, and writer Mickael Broth, followed by a book signing of Broth's book, Murals of Richmond. View a video of the discussion.
Color Our Collections: We created these coloring pages in honor of the Color Our Collections festival with fellow museums, libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions around the world. Download the coloring pages below and unleash your creativity, then share them with us on Facebook at @VirginiaHistory, Instagram at @VirginiaHistory, and Twitter at @VirginiaMuseum.
The VMHC would like to thank all of the artists who submitted designs for Fresh Paint. Although the subjects of the murals may be provocative, all imagery and text in this exhibition is appropriate for a general audience that includes children and does not include profanity, nudity, or excessive violence.