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Academy of Sciences and Fine Arts


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Records of Virginia Arts Organizations (SC-03)

 Item — Box SC-03 Box 1: Series SC-03-01; Series SC-03-02; Series SC-03-03; Series SC-03-04; Series SC-03-05
Identifier: SC-03
Abstract The collection documents the rich history of Richmond’s artistic culture and community in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Drawing upon the legacy of the first Academy of Fine Arts in the United States, founded in Richmond in 1786, the Richmond Academy of Arts was revived in 1930, and records created throughout the organization’s history comprise the majority of the collection. The Academy provided the most cohesive and active arts organization in Richmond before the founding of the...
Dates: 1888-1942