May 4, 2019 – 3:00 pm

Derby Day Celebration

3:00–6:00 p.m.

  • Alfred Munnings (British, 1878–1959). Linin’ ’em Up, Newmarket, ca. 1940–53. Oil on panel, 19 3/4 x 23 1/2 in. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Paul Mellon Collection, 96.24. Image © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo: David Stover

$20 members; $30 not-yet-members
Tickets must be purchased by Thursday, May 2. No walk-up sales allowed.

Join us for a Kentucky Derby party, inspired by our exhibition A Sporting Vision: The Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art.

The event will feature a private viewing party of the most exciting two minutes in sports (on the BIG screen in the auditorium). Enjoy live bluegrass music by Clinchfield, visit the exhibition, and feast on delicious food from Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint. To those who are 21+, Belle Meade Bourbon will be offering samples, and mint juleps will be available at our cash bar.

And, to top it off, you'll have the chance to win a tailgate spot at the Iroquois Steeplechase on Saturday, May 11! (No purchase necessary to enter.)

Discounted Lyft Rides
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Save 15% off 2 rides to or from Derby Day with code FRISTDERBY


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