Virginia Center for Architecture changes its name
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design is the new name of the Virginia Center for Architecture in Richmond.
Helene Combs Dreiling, the executive director of the museum, said the change was made in honor of the Branch House, the Monument Avenue building where the museum is housed.
The Tudor revival home, built in 1916, was designed as the Branch family residence by noted architect John Russell Pope.
“We have also broadened our mission and vision statement to encompass design as well as architecture, so look for new innovative exhibitions, educational programs and partnerships here that will elevate our understanding of design and its influence on our lives,” Dreiling said in a statement.
The Branch Museum is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Learn more at www.branchmuseum.org.