ROAD TRIP: Richmond [Recap]

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Not Your Ordinary Field Trip.

We had a great time!  Here is a video recap:

 

Itinerary

  • 8:00 am  Breakfast at Serengeti Gallery
  • 11:00 am  Arrive in Richmond, VA
  • 11:30 am  Guided tour of Maggie Walker House
  • 12:30 pm  Catered lunch @ Mama J’s
  • 2:00 pm  Tour of Kehinde Wiley Exhibit
  • 7:00 pm  Return to Serengeti Gallery

With Breakfast, Transportation, Lunch, Admission into the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Admission into the Maggie Walker House.


Kehinde Wiley

 

“In a way that few other living artists match, Mr. Wiley’s art is overtly, legibly full of the present. His paintings reflect some of the problems and pleasures of being alive right now, in times fraught with corrosive bigotry and inequality; flooded with images, goods and sounds; and enriched by the incessant, even ecstatic interplay of cultures — whether high, low or sub — around the globe.” 

– The New York Times, 20 February 2015, p. C19

 

 

Maggie Lena Walker

 

 

In spite of humble beginnings in post-Civil War Richmond, Virginia, Maggie Lena Walker achieved national prominence as a businesswoman and community leader. Her business acumen, personality, and lifelong commitment to a beneficial burial society fueled her climb to success. She was the first African American woman in the United States to found a bank. As a leader her successes and vision offered tangible improvements in the way of life for African Americans and women.  (https://www.nps.gov/mawa/learn/historyculture/index.htm)

 

 

 

 

 

Mama J’s Restaurant

 

“Mama J’s is so good, you want to smack your mama.”

-Kayla

Serengeti Gallery Intern