Dear Branch Friends and Supporters,

We’ve jumped into our Centennial year with a great start. The first three lectures have been sell-outs! We’ve also been partnering with the Science Museum of Virginia, as they are in the other John Russell Pope-designed building here in Richmond, and they are also celebrating a Centennial. On March 19 th, the Science Museum will put up an exhibit in their entry with photos from The Branch House! We are also partnering with SMV on an October symposium on John Russell Pope – what better place to have a symposium than in two of Pope’s architectural treasures?!?

Check our website often, as we are continually adding new activities and lectures!
Penelope C. Fletcher
Executive Director
In Case You Missed It...
...the Richmond Times Dispatch carried a wonderful article by Doug Childers on The Branch House in January. It was nice to get some publicity as we headed into our Centennial Year.
Please note our new phone number (804) 655-6055
Centennial Series

Robert Winthrop: The Branch Family and the Meanings of Monument Avenue to Its Original Residents - SOLD OUT
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Susan Piedmont-Palladino, Director of Virginia Tech’s Washington/Alexandria Architecture Center
Drawing toward the World:Otto Eggers and the National Gallery of Art
Thursday, April 25th at 6:30pm
Tickets are $20 per preson; REGISTER HERE!

Susan J. Rawles, Ph.D., VMFA 
Decadent Digs: Gilded Age Bedrooms, 1880-1920
Thursday, May 30th at 6:30pm
Tickets are $20 per person; REGISTER HERE!
JUST ADDED!! To accommodate the demand, we've added another opportunity to hear Gary Paul.

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture with Gary Paul
Thursday, March 21st, 2019 at 12pm
Tickets are $20 per person;   REGISTER HERE!
(Bring your own lunch! We will have a selection of beverages)

Gary Paul: Palladio and His Influence on 500 Years of Architecture - SOLD OUT
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Lectures are selling out quickly. You don't want to miss out! Stay up to date by checking our website!
BMAD 2019: Poster Totem
The Branch invites you to explore our 2nd annual celebration of public design, providing a forum for emerging designers with ties to Richmond.

Poster Totem is the second annual bmad design-build challenge, constructed in the front courtyard of The Branch Museum, part of the Museum’s celebration of design month. Watch the structure grow over the next few weeks!

The structure is designed and built by Sadler and Whitehead Architects. Posters are designed by acb design witch, Tyler King, Tobias Wilbur, and 2 Women Studio. Project coordination, conceptual development, construction, and publications are handled by the design collective somehow something.
Monumental Youth
Current – April 20, 2019 in the Long Gallery

This popular exhibit collects the designs of Richmond region high school students for the next monument on Monument Avenue. Students were asked by Storefront + the mOb Studio to identify a hero, distinguish between memorials and monuments, and consider the role of public art as it reflects the dynamic and diverse population of Richmond .  

On display you will find a model of each student's monument, a sketch of their monument, and a short written narrative defending their design choices and figures. 
designVA is an organization for young professionals who share a passion for architecture and design. Membership is open to individuals ages 21 to 40 of all backgrounds and skills.
designHOUR at River City Roll

Join designVA for an opportunity to network with fellow design professionals for a social hour at River City Roll.

Date: Thursday, March 14th
Time: 5:30 p.m.

Open to members and non-members!
Garden Clean Up Day at The Branch House -- March 23!
March 23rd from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

The Branch is looking for volunteers with green thumbs to help clean-up our gardens as we prepare for a very busy spring season at the Branch House.

Are you interested in helping out and spending your Saturday morning with us? Come and volunteer--bring a tool if you have one (Our supply of rakes, clippers, etc. is limited).

Coffee and Donuts provided!

2019 Brunch at the Branch
Saturday, April 27 2019
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design
2501 Monument Avenue

Awards Presentation at 9am; Reception at 10am
Tickets: $125
Honorees announced Monday, March 11

The Brunch at the Branch on Saturday, April 27th, will honor the winners of the 2019 Virginia by Design   awards which recognize the best efforts of designers or visionaries in Virginia who, by profession or avocation, have made creating, preserving, and enhancing design in Virginia a notable endeavor, which elevates the power of design.
Virginia by Design   awards specifically highlight excellence in design, visionary thinking, patronage and the transformative role of design in shaping the built environment.

Humbug! The Great P.T. Barnum Seance
Back this spring by popular demand, March 8th - 17th in the Social Gallery at The Branch, in partnership with  Firehouse Theater . Humbug! Is a production by David London .

Hear the incredible true stories of Barnum’s life! Encounter genuine artifacts* from Barnum’s career!
Experience Spirit Communication!
Bring Barnum and his cast of characters back to life!

*along with reproductions, facsimiles, fakes, frauds, and completely fabricated items.

Advance registration required; limited seating left  purchase tickets HERE!