Arts & Culture



You may no longer be able to go into museums, but a group from 15-different Richmond area institutions still want to make sure you can engage with history. They’re proposing a socially-distanced scavenger hunt. 

1980, Courtesy Carla Osborne

A new biography is out profiling a legendary musician from southwest Virginia.  Albert Hash not only played the fiddle, he created hundreds of instruments, preserving a legacy of old-time music that is carried on today.  Author Malcolm Smith talked about his chronicle of Hash’s life.

Planners of a nearly 20-year art exhibit in Roanoke say they were up to the challenge when the pandemic hit.

Instead of visits to homes and studios, this weekend’s Open Studios Tour will be virtual, including live tours and exhibits on social media.

Another casualty of the coronavirus pandemic is art galleries and the artists they support. One gallery manager in Richmond is getting creative and taking to the internet. 


With stay at home orders and enforced isolation, the COVID-19 pandemic has tested one of our basic human needs: to connect with one another. And even while new platforms have helped fill the void with distant communication, at their core, they still rely on the power of words and voice.