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May is chock full of events in Richmond!

Plan a Richmond, VA getaway this May to discover a plethora of activities for all! 

A Million Blooms at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden,  a true  celebration of spring in Richmond, VA! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and many more. 

Art Works’ spring art shows vary from silver dancers, hash tags to the natural world. Mike Keeling, painter and photographer presents La Danseuse En Argent (the silver dancer). Award winning photographers Libby Clark and Michael Mancuso present solo shows of places and nature and Jeanne Minnix, a computer graphic artist breaks away from technology with her exhibit of abstract expressionism paintings. Local artists show off a variety of artwork in the April 2017 All Media Show, juried by B. J. Kocen of Glave Kocen Gallery. The exhibits continue through May 21, 2017. This event is free and open to the public. 

The Virginia Historical Society's extensive collections contain hundreds of fine and decorative art pieces that span the course of American history. This exhibit will serve as a Virginia sampler of fine painted and sculpted portraits, along with utilitarian examples of furniture, silver, and pottery that were designed and crafted to the highest standards of excellence. These objects reveal how artists and patrons search for new styles to express their vision.

Enjoy a fascinating walking tour of the beautiful and historic Hollywood Cemetery. Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart.

Artist-jeweler Jean Schlumberger transformed 20th-century fashion with his sculptural designs for vibrant and whimsical jewelry and accessories inspired by nature. From crafting costume jewelry for designer Elsa Schiaparelli in 1930s Paris to heading his own private salon at New York’s Tiffany & Co. in the 1950s and ’60s, Schlumberger was known for inventive interpretations of animal and botanical subjects and iconic pieces that came to define mid-century chic. His witty designs for objects ranging from cigarette cases and pill boxes to brooches, necklaces, and bracelets were popular with some of the most celebrated women of the day and are among the highlights of the Rachel Lambert Mellon Collection of Jean Schlumberger at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

All these art, architecture and landscape events are taking place close to Quirk Hotel! Spring into Savings to satiate your curiosities! 


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