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Current Museum Exhibits in Hampton Roads

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Current Museum Exhibits in Hampton Roads Virginia

There are so many amazing museums and historical locations in Virginia, it can be hard to keep track of when exhibits are coming and going. This list includes current and upcoming exhibits (not permanent, but time-limited, visiting exhibits) in the Hampton Roads area museums. Please note, not all of these exhibits are designed with young children in mind! 

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Historic Black Beaches: Bay Shore and Other Memorable Sands at The Hampton History Museum (Hampton)
Dates: NOW – Sunday, October 2, 2022. Museum is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9am-4pm, Wednesday & Sunday 1-4pm. Closed major holidays.
Cost: Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, active military, active NASA, AAA, children 4-12, free to children under 4.

The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center (Hampton)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm.
Cost: Free

  • Artists Who Teach
    Dates: July 16 – August 27, 2022
  • Virginia Artists
    Dates: September 17 – November 12, 2022

Beyond the Battlefield–Redefining Trauma at the Fort Monroe Casemate Museum (Hampton)
Dates: May 14 – September 11, 2022. Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-3:30pm.
Cost: Free



Amazing Pollinators at the Virginia Living Museum (Newport News)
Dates: June 18 – September 18, 2022, daily from 9am-5pm
Cost: Adults (ages 13 and above) $18.95 – $21.95. Children (ages 12 and below) $14.95

Mary M Torggler Center (Newport News)
Hours: Tuesdays thru Saturday from 10am-5pm, Sundays from noon-5pm
Cost: Free

  • Flora / Fauna / Fiber
    Dates: June 4 – October 9, 2022
  • Cozy Portraits
    Dates: June 4 – October 9, 2022
  • Suspended Animation
    Dates: June 4 – October 9, 2022

Standing Strong Together at the Newsome House (Newport News)
Dates: April 23 – September 4, 2022. Thursdays thru Saturdays from 10am-5pm.
Cost: Suggested donation $2.



Command Presence: MacArthur, Media & Mass Appeal at MacArthur Memorial (Norfolk)
Dates: NOW – Fall 2023. Tuesdays thru Saturdays from 10am-5pm.
Cost: FREE

Access and Extension by Mensah Bey at Norfolk Arts Offsite Gallery (Norfolk)
Dates: July 8 – August 26, 2022 during MacArthur Center hours.
Cost: FREE

Drones: Is the Sky the Limit? at Nauticus (Norfolk)
Dates: June 18 – October 9, 2022. Tuesday – Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 12-5pm
Cost:  $15.95/adult, $11.50/child. Seniors 55+ receive $1.00 off of general admission. Active Duty Military receives $3.00 off of general admission.

Roberto Lugo at The Hermitage (Norfolk)
Dates:  June 4 – October 4, 2022. Tuesday thru Sunday 10am-5pm
Cost: Free

Thoroughly Modern Victorian: Summer 2022 Exhibit at Hunter House Victorian Museum (Norfolk)
Dates:  June 4 – August 27, 2022.Wednesday-Saturday: Guided Tours 12pm & 2pm, Self-Guided Tours 11am, 1pm & 3pm
Cost: Free

Barry Art Museum (Norfolk)
Hours: Monday: Closed Tuesday – Friday: 11am-5pm. Weekends: 12-5pm

  • Motion/Emotion: Exploring Affect from Automata to Robots
    Dates: NOW – December 31, 2022
  • Hirata Gōyō: The Birth of the Japanese Art Doll
    Dates: NOW – July 31, 2022
  • Love of Alexander
    Dates: NOW – January 1, 2023
  • This Will Be for Thousands of Years
    Dates: NOW – January 1, 2023
  • Rhonda Holy Bear: Artist and Story-Keeper
    Dates: August 30, 2022 – December 31, 2022

Chrysler Museum (Norfolk)
Hours: Tuesdays thru Saturday from 10am-5pm, Sundays from noon-5pm
Cost: Free

  • The Guiding Hand: The Barr Foundation Collection of Torah Pointers
    Dates: NOW – August 14, 2022
  • M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations
    Dates: NOW – August 28, 2022
  • Lasting Impressions: Prints from the Collection of David R. and Susan S. Goode
    Dates: NOW – November 6, 2022

d’Art Center (Norfolk)
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 10am-5pm. Thursday from 10am-7pm.
Cost: Free

  • Portrayed: d’Art’s Second Annual National Juried Exhibition of Portraiture
    Dates: July 2 – 30, 2022
  • Multifarious: A National Juried Exhibition of Abstract Artworks
    Dates: August 6 – September 3, 2022
  • Divulge: d’Art’s Second National Juried Exhibition Featuring the Use of Art for Therapy, Coping, and Mental Health Awareness
    Dates: September 11 – October 8, 2022
  • Dynamic: d’Art Center’s Annual Contemporary Arts Exhibition
    Dates: October 15 – November 19, 2022


Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center  (Portsmouth)
Wednesday – Saturday 10am-4pm, Sundays 12-4pm.
Cost: Varies by events & exhibits. Free with museum membership.

  • Hanging Tree Guitars
    Dates: May 1 – August 1, 2022
  • 2022 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit
    Dates: May 6 – October 16, 2022
  • If Not Now?
    Dates: July 16 – October 16, 2022
  • Earth at Hand: Traditions and Explorations in Ceramic Arts
    Dates: August 13 – October 2, 2022

Jim Henson’s SPLASH AND BUBBLES: Dive In, Lend a Fin! at the Children’s Museum of Virginia (Portsmouth)
Dates: June 4-September 4, 2022. Wednesday – Sunday; 9am – 4pm and starting June 21st; we will be open Tuesday – Sunday!

Rooting for the Home Team – Portsmouth’s Black Baseball Player, Promotors, and Parks at Portsmouth Colored Community Library (Portsmouth)
Dates: January 2022 – October 2023. Every Friday, Saturday from 12-4pm



Surf & Sounds Summer Exhibition at Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts (Suffolk)
Dates: July 21 – August 27, 2022. Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-4pm

“The History of Education” at Phillips Dawson House (Suffolk)
Dates: April – July 2022. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 10am-2pm.  Fridays by appointment.



The Art of the Vibe 3 at Towne Pavilion (Virginia Beach)
Dates: March 4 – August 7, 2022.
Cost: Free

Virginia Beach Arts Center (Virginia Beach)
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-4pm.
Cost: Free

  • Focal Local
    Dates: July 1-31, 2022
  • Endangered!
    Dates: August 5-28, 2022

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (Virginia Beach)
Hours: Thursdays 10am–8pm, Friday–Sunday 10am–4pm.
Cost: Free

  • Maya Lin: A Study of Water
    Dates: April 21 – September 4, 2022
  • Open (C)all 2022: What is Missing?
    Dates: April 21 – September 4, 2022
  • Sites Unseen: A Collaborative Environmental Sculpture Project
    Dates: April 21 – September 4, 2022
  • Atrium Artists in Residence
    Dates: June 11 – September 4, 2022



Gallery at York Hall (Yorktown)
Hours: April thru December: Tuesday – Saturday 10am-4pm. Sunday 1-4pm.  January – March Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 10am-1pm
Cost: Free

  • Photography by Shirley Whitenack
    Dates: June-July 2022
  • Pottery by Martha Hayes
    Dates: August 2022
  • Yorktown Art Exhibit – featuring Historian Chris Bonin
    Dates: September-October 2022
  • Christmas in Yorktown
    Dates: November-/December 2022

On the Hill Gallery at Yorktown Arts Foundation (Yorktown)
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am-5pm. Sunday 12-5pm.

  • Miniature Art
    Dates: July 1-29, 2022


Looking for our List of Local Museums and Historical Places? CLICK HERE.

Looking for Current Discounts for Admission and Membership to Hampton Roads Area Museums? CLICK HERE!

The Guiding Hand: The Barr Foundation Collection of Torah Pointers