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EXHIBIT: Hirata Gōyō: The Birth of the Japanese Art Doll (Norfolk)

Barry Art Museum ODU Village, Norfolk

This exhibition, the first of its type outside of Japan, explores the evolution of traditional Japanese dolls into Gōyō’s larger vision, that of sōsaku-ningyō or “art dolls.” Using examples drawn from the Barry Art Museum collection and selected borrowings from […]

EXHIBIT: The Art of the Vibe 3 at Towne Pavilion

Towne Pavilion 600 22nd Street, Virginia Beach

This exhibition celebrates eight visual artists who are a part of the dynamic visual culture found in the ViBe Creative District of Virginia Beach. Our roots are in the talent and generosity of Virginia Beach artists. The Museum continues to […]

EXHIBIT – M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations at the Chrysler Museum (Norfolk)

Chrysler Museum of Art One Memorial Place, Norfolk

April 15 - Aug 28  Dutch artist Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898–1972) is possibly the world’s most well-known graphic artist, but he once vexed an interviewer by referring to himself as a mathematician!  Escher’s artistic output was considerable, and his mesmerizing […]

EXHIBIT: Maya Lin: A Study of Water at MOCA (Virginia Beach)

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art [MOCA] 2200 Parks Ave, Virginia Beach

Maya Lin: A Study of Water continues the artist’s environmentally focused practice and brings together a selection of her interpretations of water with brand new, site-responsive works inspired by the Chesapeake Bay. The works evoke water’s many forms and patterns, including […]

EXHIBIT: Open (C)all at MOCA (Virginia Beach)

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art [MOCA] 2200 Parks Ave, Virginia Beach

Hampton Roads artists of all ages were invited to participate in our upcoming Open (C)all exhibition. This year asked for submissions inspired by the environmentally focused interactive project What is Missing? created by internationally-renowned artist Maya Lin and featured in the upcoming […]

Exhibit: Hanging Tree Guitars at Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center (Portsmouth)

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 400 High Street, Portsmouth

Hanging Tree Guitars introduces the work of Freeman Vines, a luthier and material artist born in Greene County, North Carolina where his family sharecropped on plantations that once enslaved them.  Freeman’s sisters are the Glorifying Vines Sisters, a touring gospel group with whom […]

Exhibit: Roberto Lugo at The Hermitage (Norfolk)

Hermitage Museum & Gardens 7637 North Shore Road, Norfolk

Beginning June 10th, 2022 the Hermitage Museum will feature ceramic artist Roberto Lugo for a four-month solo exhibition. Lugo is an artist, activist, educator, poet, and the founder of Village Potter. He is most recognized for his hand thrown ceramic work that contrasts […]

EXHIBIT: Thoroughly Modern Victorian: Summer 2022 Exhibit (Norfolk)

Hunter House Victorian Museum 240 W. Freemason St., Norfolk

A dishwasher, a pen, aspirin, a gas pump, and jellybeans. What do these things have in common? They were all inventions and products of the Victorian Era. Our summer 2022 exhibit, Thoroughly Modern Victorian: How the Victorian Era Birthed the […]

EXHIBIT: Flora / Fauna / Fiber at The Torggler Center (Newport News)

Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News

The Mary M. Torggler Center is delighted to present Flora / Fauna / Fiber, our second major exhibition since our grand opening last fall. The thirteen artists featured in this exhibition embody the diverse ways that contemporary artists utilize fibers and their aggregate, textiles. Each […]

EXHIBIT: Cozy Portraits at the Torggler Center (Newport News)

Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News

This ongoing portrait series combines traditional women’s craft, contemporary DIY culture, portraiture, and a love of the unexpected and absurd. The Cozy Portrait series morphs and conforms to each person I photograph. Though each one of the portraits is specific to the […]

EXHIBIT: Suspended Animation at the Torggler Center (Newport News)

Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center 1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News

Cartoons and animation in all their technicolor splendor were a big influence on me as a child and continue to inform my work as an artist today. The generally accepted first use of the “falling anvil” trick occurred in a […]

EXHIBIT: Amazing Pollinators at the VLM (Newport News)

The Virginia Living Museum 524 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News

Pollinators are everywhere! They play a vital part in our world’s ecosystem, and are an incredibly varied group. Amazing Pollinators is a visually-stunning, game-based, role-play adventure immersing audiences in the colorful and diverse world of pollinator/plant relationships. Developed in collaboration […]

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EXHIBIT: Command Presence: MacArthur, Media & Mass Appeal (Norfolk)

MacArthur Memorial 198 Bank St., Norfolk

On October 15, 2021 at 10:00 A.M., the MacArthur Memorial in downtown Norfolk will open a new free special exhibit entitled: Command Presence: MacArthur, Media & Mass Appeal. This new exhibit will explore General Douglas MacArthur’s relationship with the press and […]

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Exhibit: Standing Strong Together at the Newsome House (Newport News)

The Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center 2803 Oak Avenue, Newport News

The Standing Strong Together historical exhibition honors the legacy, courage and strength of the men and women of the Minute Men Task Force. The Minute Men were a group of community members who formed in 1994 in the wake of attacks on African-American […]

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EXHIBIT: Drones: Is the Sky the Limit? at Nauticus (Norfolk)

Nauticus 1 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA

EXPLORE THE HISTORY OF DRONE TECHNOLOGY, FROM THE EARLIEST UNMANNED FLYING MACHINES TO ADVANCED SYSTEMS OF THE 21ST CENTURY. Over the last 75 years, drones have evolved from remote-controlled planes used for target practice into versatile and highly specialized aircraft. […]