Larkspur performing.
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Larkspur performing.
Larkspur performing.

Night at the Museum with Larkspur

$5 non-members, FREE for museum members

Join us for Night at the Museum, your opportunity to explore our exhibitions after hours and enjoy the best food, libations and music in Charlottesville! In June we’re featuring the Charlottesville-based trio Larkspur, beer from Champion Brewing, wine from Ankida Ridge Vineyard in Amherst, and a few of Charlottesville’s best food trucks. The event also has a Kids Zone with Australian-themed children’s activities and a Flat Chat Tour, a ten-minute discussion about an artwork on view. And all of it happens outside at our beautiful location on Pantops, one of the best hidden spots to watch the sunset in Charlottesville. Seating is very limited so we encourage you to bring your own blanket or chairs for comfort!

Not a member? Now is your chance to become one! A special membership offer of $25 per household will be available at the door. In addition to free admission to Night at the Museum all summer long, you’ll receive other great benefits of membership: a 20% discount in our gift shop, invitations to special events and receptions with artists, and advanced notice of upcoming programs.


Annabeth McNamara, Renee Byrd and Laurel Humiston team up to create a trio whose mesmerizing, ethereal harmonies dance over dream-like folk. Built primarily around cello lines, spiraling soprano voices and a catalog of string instruments, Larkspur’s sound is otherworldly, soulful and enchanting. Their spritely plucks and playful vocalizations are reminiscent of First Aid Kit, Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush.


Champion is Virginia’s most progressive brewery, producing a wide variety of ales in four locations: their downtown Charlottesville tap room, their Belmont production facility, the restaurant Brasserie Saison, and their Richmond tap room. Champion’s participation in Night at the Museum at Kluge-Ruhe this summer will feature constantly rotating taps and one-off beers.


Ankida began as a small family business and remains so today. Their site in Amherst is unique to Virginia viticulture, given their high elevation and extremely rocky soils, creating fruit of very high quality. Focusing on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, they use a sustainable and restrained approach with little intervention, aging mostly in new and neutral French oak barrels, allowing the expression of the site to come forward in their wine.


The Pie Guy, Mouth Wide Open, Got Dumplings


Many thanks to our sponsors: Champion Brewing and WTJU.