Families of Abraham: A photographic narrative
Exhibition at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond1812 West Main Street
Opening: September 23, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is proud to host the exhibition “Families of Abraham,” opening September 23 and continuing through November 21, 2012. The photographic narrative, including over 150 photographs, features Jewish, Christian and Muslim families who were selected to participate in one year of photography of their day-to-day life and faith traditions.
The exhibit will be on display until Nov. 21, 2012. Regular open hours will be Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Saturday 10:00AM – 4:00 PM and Sunday, 1:00 PM – 4:00PM. Groups wanting tours should contact Caroline Wright, Director of Exhibition Programming, at 804.353.0094x217.
In conjunction with the exhibition, special programming includes:
- First Friday docent-led tours on October 5 and November 2 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM;
- Open House Tours of Congregation Beth Ahabah and St. James’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, October 7, 12:30 – 2:00PM;
- Open House Tour of the Islamic Center of Virginia on Sunday, October 21, 3:00 – 6:00PM;
- A community FORUM: conversations about life, traditions, and residing in Richmond while practicing these three Abrahamic faiths on Sunday, November 4, 3:00 – 5:00PM.
Alexander Evans, Pastor of Second Presbyterian Church Richmond and chair of the steering committee that brought this exhibit to the Visual Arts Center, speaks to the importance of this dialog for Richmond: “This exhibit seeks to be a catalyst for conversation, for understanding, for building civility and community in the metro region of Richmond and across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Modern life across the Commonwealth, and throughout metropolitan Richmond, reminds us of our growing diversity and our need for collaboration across faith traditions. This exhibit will confirm our relatedness and inspire interaction.”
All events are free and open to the public. Visit www.visarts.org/exhibitions for more details.