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Centennial Celebration: RPI and School of Social Work mark founding

Showing through October (afternoons).  In 1917, a group of community leaders formed the Richmond School of Social Economy to educate women to address urban problems. They hired Henry H. Hibbs, Jr. , Ph.D., to direct the school that focused on education for social workers, public health nurses and recreational leaders. The school became the Richmond […]

Jack Kirby Centennial: The King of Comics

Known as the King of Comics, Jack Kirby was one of the comic arts’ most innovative and influential creators. The son of Austrian immigrants, Jack Kirby was born Jacob Kurtzberg on August 28, 1917. He taught himself to draw, and got his first newspaper job drawing editorial cartoons at the age of 18. When he […]

Saturday on the Big Screen: For Monument 10K

Showing Saturday, April 1. VCU is at the center of activity for Saturday’s Monument Avenue 10K. This race is not really about the exercise. It’s a community event with 30,000 participants, many in costume and many just cheering on the sidelines. Named one of the best races in the country by USA Today, Richmond’s biggest block […]

Celebration of the Torah

Showing March 30. In honor of today’s celebration of the gift of a Holocaust Torah to VCU Libraries, the Big Screen shares some images of this beautiful and meaningful religious relic and teaching tool. This Torah scroll, on parchment in the customary Hebrew, was composed in Romania around 1750. During World War II, it was confiscated […]

The Art of Moveable Books from VCU Libraries’ collection

Showing through summer. The Art of Moveable Books exhibition includes selected titles from James Branch Cabell Library’s Book Art Collection that pop-up to form complex sculptures or have kinetic parts that provide an interactive experience. One Red Dot is a popular children’s title by David Carter that features 10 pages of brightly colored abstract shapes that […]

Graphic novels from the father of the form

Through March 7. Fans and followers of comic artist Will Eisner (1917-2005) worldwide are celebrating his creativity and contributions to the comic arts field during Will Eisner Week (March 1-7). The centennial of his birth is March 6, 2017. This pioneer in the field of sequential art is considered to be the father of the […]

Women’s History Collection Showcases Suffrage in Virginia

Showing through November Photographs, ephemera and publications from the Adèle Goodman Clark papers from Special Collections and Archives in Cabell Library are showing on the big screen during Election Month, November. Nov. 20 marks the anniversary of the founding of the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia. And, November is the month for the annual Crenshaw Lecture, […]

Sonya Clark: Textile Artist

Showing beginning Oct. 10. Selected works by award-winning VCUArts faculty member Sonya Clark. Sonya Clark has served as chair of the Department of Craft and Material Studies since 2006. Her work as a textile artist ranges from intimate sculptural pieces that can be worn on the body to installations and interactive performances. With a firm […]

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