Richmond, What is Beauty to You?

This semester’s students in the Religion and the Arts Service Learning class, inspired by the upcoming “Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic” exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, have decided to promote conversations and original artwork about beauty and portraiture.

Over the years, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has held events and sponsored exhibits from Van Gogh to Chihuly. Each exhibit draws crowds and inspires the Richmond community to take a closer look at art and its impact on the world around us. As part of the service learning
experience for VCU students our mission is to “to deepen our understanding of civic responsibility and enhance our capacity to act as locally responsive and globally aware citizens”.

Friday, May 6th, students from the VCU community will exhibit art at Gallery @ 23, asking the question “What is beauty?” Inspired by the work of the VMFA and their continuing effort to challenge our ideas of art, this First Fridays event will create dialogue about unconventional beauty, everyday beauty, and the efforts by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to keep questioning, exploring and exhibiting the artistic world.

Featuring live music by saxaphonist Jeremiah Baker.