On Display

As the school year winds down and people take advantage of vacation time and holidays, there are some new cultural activities relating to Arthur Ashe that might be of interest and worth visiting:

Arthur Ashe: Athlete, Activist, Bruin
At Ashe’s alma mater, the University of California, Los Angeles, the current exhibit on display at Powell Library represents Ashe’s contributions in various fields by sharing art and memorabilia. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of his graduation back in 1966, this exhibit is a great way to revisit or learn more about his work if you can make it to the school’s Los Angeles campus. 

On view through Thursday, June 30th, 2016
Powell Library, UCLA Campus, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA

For more information visit here

The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia
Opening today, May 5, is the new building for the Black History and Culture Museum of Virginia in Richmond. The museum first opened its doors in 1991 in a house that had been the black branch of the Richmond Public Library during segregation.  The new building is a former armory for blacks that dates back to 1895, It had suffered a devastating fire in the 1980s and underwent an $8 million dollar renovation to showcase aspects of the black experience in America, such as Reconstruction, Jim Crow and the Civil Rights movement. Along with those permanent exhibits, it also has space for rotating exhibitions. Visit to learn more about what Richmond was like when Ashe was growing up there.

Open Tuesday thru Saturday
The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia
122 W. Leigh Street Richmond, VA 23220
For more information visit here

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