The Valentine Revamped

January 5, 2015

Floor MapAfter a multi-million dollar, year-long series of renovations, the museum that tells Richmond’s many stories has unveiled its fresh new spaces to the public. Along with the freshly renovated spaces will be fresh new exhibits and programming in the coming year.

The main gallery of The Valentine now hosts an ongoing exhibition called “This is Richmond, Virginia.” It is arranged in themes, rather than timelines, to allow for greater flexibility in rotating 1.6 million objects in the collection. The thematic sections of the exhibit will be introduced by the five questions: Why the fall line? Where do we live? What do we produce? Who has a voice? What do we value? Local decorative arts painter Nancy Beck has hand painted a stunning 1856 Ellison map of Richmond on the refinished hardwood floors in this space…

Read the full article in the latest edition of The Housing Interpreter, Putting Richmond on the Map: New Developments to Spur Tourism in 2015 and Beyond >>