Summer in the City 2023

Summer in the City excursions for University of Richmond faculty and staff highlight some of our favorite Richmond destinations. Transportation and boxed lunches will be provided. Registration is required and opens on Friday, May 26 at 10am.

Thursday, June 8, 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Library of Virginia - 200 Years, 200 Stories

The Library of Virginia, one of the oldest state libraries and archives in the nation, marks its bicentennial in 2023 with the exhibition - 200 Years, 200 Stories. The exhibition and multimedia experience celebrate 200 Virginians whose fascinating narratives are housed in the Library's collections and together reflect the stories of Virginia. On this excursion we will be introduced to the work of the Library of Virginia and explore the exhibit.


Thursday, June 22, 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Invasive Species Along the James River 

"Visitors to the James River Park System love their river, the canopy of trees, the flowers that appear throughout the season, and the animals that call this ecosystem home. Many of the plants and trees that we see, however, are invasive to the Park, and stifle the growth of healthy, native plant species. These invasive plants change the ecology of he Park, and the Invasive Plant Task Force exists to restore it." On this excursion we will be heading to Pony Pasture to hear from Robert Wright, environmental scientist, wetlands ecologist and botanist and a member of the James River Park System Invasive Plant Task Force.


Thursday, June 29, 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Join us on a lunchtime excursion to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) to explore their current exhibitions. Wrapping up soon, is the exhibition Isaac Julien: Lessons of the Hour - Frederick Douglass. This is an immersive and poetic meditation on the great 19th-century abolitionist. Opening in June is the exhibition, Whitfield Lovell: Passages. Whitfield Lovell's evocative multisensory installations, conte drawings and assemblages contemplate the ordinary lives and extraordinary journeys of the African American experience. Also opening in the same gallery is Benjamin Wigfall and Communications Village. This exhibition showcases the Richmond native's artistic development, from abstract painting, to printmaking, to his pioneering work in social-practice art and his founding of Communications Village.