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VMFA on the Road Artmobile at the Museum!

September 8 - September 12

VMFA on the Road Artmobile

Event:  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on the Road Artmobile at the Museum!

About: The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is bringing traveling art exhibitions and educational offerings to audiences across the state with VMFA on the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st century! This state-of-the-art mobile museum and education studio will be at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum and open to school groups,drop-in visitors, and Bristol Rhythm festivalgoers from September 8 to September 12, 2021.

Dates: Wednesday, September 8–Sunday, September 12, 2021

Wednesday, September 8–Thursday, September 9 (for school visits and drop-in visitors)

Friday, September 10–Sunday, September 12 (for Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion festivalgoers)

Location: Parked on Country Music Way in front of the museum

Exhibit Description: This year, the VMFA on the Road Artmobile is offering the new exhibition A View from Home: Landscapes of Virginia. This exhibition of paintings, photographs, woodblock prints and engravings from the museum’s permanent collection explores the diversity and beauty of the Commonwealth’s natural landscape. The collection showcases artists of various styles and periods, who together record both the sublimity of unspoiled nature and the impact of human activity on the countryside. A View from Home: Landscapes of Virginia features multiple artists such as Adele Clark, Hullihen Williams Moore, George H. Benjamin Johnson, Miwako Nishizawa, and others.

Family Visit Guide: A Family Visit Guide is available online, and paper copies will be available at the Artmobile for visitors to use and take with them.

COVID Protocols: The VMFA on the Road Artmobile is following CDC protocols, including:

*Requiring everyone wears face masks inside the Artmobile

*Physical distancing of 6 ft

*Maximum of 15 persons aboard at the same time

*Generally 15-minute visits

*Hand sanitizer and face masks will be available

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DROP-IN VISITORS

Drop-in visitors can view the Artmobile for free on Wednesday, September 8 and Thursday, September 9, 2021.

Take an art break! Bring your friends, family, kids, grandma, or whoever you know who would enjoy a wonderful art experience and drop-in on the VMFA on the Road Artmobile. This is a FREE opportunity!

Drop-in visitors can explore the Artmobile at times when school groups are not booked, see below (BOOKED times will be marked as such). The Artmobile will be closed both days 11:50am–12:50pm for lunch.

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School Information

School groups can visit the Artmobile on Wednesday, September 8 and Thursday, September 9, 2021. This is a FREE visit!

The VMFA on the Road Artmobile will be open to middle school, high school, and college groups on September 8–9, 2021. A field trip to the Artmobile exposes students to multiple art mediums and concepts using visual thinking, sketching, and writing. Admission is free to the Artmobile.

Several time slots are available for school group visits (please get in touch if you need another time than the ones shown below, e.g. later in the day):

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

10:00–10:30am BOOKED

10:40–11:10am

11:20–11:50am

12:50–1:20pm

1:30–2:00pm

2:10–2:40pm BOOKED

2:50–3:20pm

3:30–4:00pm

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

10:00–10:30am

10:40–11:10am

11:20–11:50am

12:50–1:20pm

1:30–2:00pm

2:10–2:40pm

2:50–3:20pm

3:30–4:00pm

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum has some funds available to help schools with transportation costs on a first come-first served basis.

Teachers can pick one of three field trip programs based on their students’ interests and needs, including a variety of activity options such as “I See, I Think, I Wonder,” “30-Second Sketch,” “Strike a Pose,” “Elaboration Game,” “Creative Comparisons,” “Contour Drawing,” “Narrative,” “Make It Move,” and “Before & After.” Further information about what to expect for your visit, connections to state standards, and the programs and related activities to choose from for your students can be found here.

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A tour of the Artmobile is a 30-minute experience. An optimum visit has 10–12 students (with one adult); larger groups will be divided into groups of 20 (with two adults). Teachers can also add a FREE guided tour of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum’s special exhibit Our Living Past: Platinum Portraits of Southern Music Makers (also a 30-minute experience) to your visit to the Artmobile. Our Living Past is a tintype photography and folk art exhibit, making it a wonderful companion to the Artmobile. If you would like to also book a tour of the museum’s permanent exhibits, our usual student group admission applies.

For further information about a VMFA on the Road Artmobile experience for your students and to book a tour, please contact Erika Barker at ebarker@birthplaceofcountrymusic.org, providing the following information: Date of tour, preferred time of tour, name of school, teacher’s name, grade level, and size of group.

Bookings must be made by September 1, 2021.

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Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Information

Festivalgoers can visit the Artmobile on Friday, September 10– Sunday, September 12, 2021

The VMFA on the Road Artmobile will be free and open to festivalgoers on September 10—12, 2021, just one more way to make your Bristol Rhythm experience even more special! It will be open at the following times:

Friday, September, 10: 1:00–7:00pm

Saturday, September 11: 9:00am–6:00pm (closed 1:00–2:00pm for lunch)

Sunday, September 12: 10:00am–5:00pm (closed 1:00–2:00pm for lunch)

 

Details

Start:
September 8
End:
September 12
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Venue

Birthplace of Country Music Museum
101 Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
Phone:
423-573-1927