Book Signing | 7:45 – 8:30pm
Conference Center Suites | Free, no tickets required
The newly renovated Robinson House has a multilayered story that resonates with the history of Virginia. This talk explores its land inhabitants, including native peoples, English colonists, an antebellum family, and the enslaved individuals who labored for them; as well as its uses as Confederate veterans’ home, a science research institute, and a center for studio art. VMFA celebrates its new chapter as a regional tourism center. Dr. Elizabeth O’Leary, Guest Curator and former VMFA Associate Curator of American Art, will be available following the talk to sign copies of her newest book, “Across Time: The History of the Grounds of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts”, available for purchase in the VMFA Shop. The book signing is free with no tickets required.
This program is presented in partnership with the Virginia Museum of History and Culture. Please visit the VMHC’s website for information about Dr. Elizabeth O’Leary’s upcoming talk on February 28.