Block by Block: Inventing Amazing Architecture
Children’s Museum of Richmond Chesterfield 6629 Lake Harbour Dr. Midlothian VA 23112
The only Virginia stop of its national tour, this exhibition of ten landmark skyscrapers from around the world, each masterfully constructed with LEGO® toy building bricks by Dan Parker, LEGO® Certified Professional, features the Chrysler Building, World Trade Center and the Seattle Space Needle.
You can create your own architectural marvels at a play area in the exhibition! PS: Children’s Museum of Richmond Chesterfield Location only!
Mary Beth Yates
In the Shadow of Stalin: The Patterson Family in Painting and Film
UVa Fralin Museum of Art, 155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville, VA
In 1932, the theater designer Lloyd Walton Patterson (b. Bronx, New York 1910 – d. Moscow 1942) went to the Soviet Union with Langston Hughes and several other African American artists and intellectuals to make a film, Black and White, sanctioned by the communist government about racism in the United States. Though the film was never made, Patterson stayed in the USSR, marrying the artist Vera Aralova with whom he had three children. While Patterson never achieved fame as an artist, his son, James Lloydovich Patterson, was celebrated for his role in director Grigori Aleksandrov’s popular 1936 film Circus and later achieved recognition for his poetry.
This exhibition—composed of painting, film, posters, and archival materials— will examine the Patterson family’s history in order to engage larger issues, such as the remarkable journey made by these artists and intellectuals and artistic production under Stalin.
Emelia Meckstroth, 434-906-1022