August 14, 2018
  • Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and is designed for family audiences.

     

     

  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

  • Make n Take

    August 14, 2018  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

     

  • Make n Take

    August 14, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

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August 15, 2018
  • Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and is designed for family audiences.

     

     

  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

  • Make n Take

    August 15, 2018  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

     

  • Make n Take

    August 15, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

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August 16, 2018
  • Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and is designed for family audiences.

     

     

  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

  • Make n Take

    August 16, 2018  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

     

  • Make n Take

    August 16, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

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August 17, 2018
  • Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and is designed for family audiences.

     

     

  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

  • Make n Take

    August 17, 2018  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

     

  • Make n Take

    August 17, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

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August 18, 2018
  • Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and is designed for family audiences.

     

     

  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

  • Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market

    August 18, 2018  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Corner of Court & High Streets, Portsmouth

    The Farmer’s Market returns with seasonal fruits, vegetables, baked goods, meats, eggs, flowers and hand-crafted gifts to the corner of Court & High Streets. The market will continue at this site through December 15, 2018.

     

  • Maker Fest

    August 18, 2018  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    Children’s Museum of Virginia & Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
    10 am – 4 pm
    Join us for a day of inventing, designing and making! Check out one of our interactive demonstrations from blacksmiths, wood turners, weaver, spinners, and glass blowers. Learn about 3D printing, building robots, and how to make an electronic car. Hands-on activities and workshops will be available throughout the day.

     

  • Fun In the Sun

    August 18, 2018  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Blessed Hope Christian Center, 4401 Hatton Point Rd, Portsmouth, VA 23703, USA

    A free community event for young people. Event features games, food and prizes. Free bookbags for the first 20 kids to attend. The event will take place rain or shine. Come on out and have a great time!

     

  • STEM STUDIO

    August 18, 2018  12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    2nd Floor

     

August 19, 2018
  • Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and is designed for family audiences.

     

     

  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

August 20, 2018
  • Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and is designed for family audiences.

     

     

  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

August 21, 2018
  • Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and is designed for family audiences.

     

     

  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

  • Make n Take

    August 21, 2018  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

     

  • Make n Take

    August 21, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

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August 22, 2018
  • Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and is designed for family audiences.

     

     

  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

  • Make n Take

    August 22, 2018  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

     

  • Make n Take

    August 22, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

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August 23, 2018
  • Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and is designed for family audiences.

     

     

  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

  • Make n Take

    August 23, 2018  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

     

  • Make n Take

    August 23, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

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August 24, 2018
  • Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and is designed for family audiences.

     

     

  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

  • Make n Take

    August 24, 2018  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

     

  • Make n Take

    August 24, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

    .

     

August 25, 2018
  • Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and is designed for family audiences.

     

     

  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

  • TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center


    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

     

  • Hampton Roads LEGO User Group (HARDLUG)

    August 25, 2018  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia




    HARDLUG will be at the Children's Museum of Virginia! Stop by the open space on the second floor of the museum for various LEGO displays.

    HARDLUG are a group of adults who have formed a club in the Hampton Roads area to share the enthusiasm of modeling with LEGO®. Their biggest thing is trains and town, but they also want to share the other types of sets and themes as well.



     

  • Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market

    August 25, 2018  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Corner of Court & High Streets, Portsmouth

    The Farmer’s Market returns with seasonal fruits, vegetables, baked goods, meats, eggs, flowers and hand-crafted gifts to the corner of Court & High Streets. The market will continue at this site through December 15, 2018.

     

  • 48th Annual Seawall Art Show

    August 25, 2018  10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    High Street, High St, Portsmouth, VA, USA

    This juried arts and fine crafts show on Portsmouth’s High Street Landing waterfront in Historic Olde Towne has been a highlight for more than 45 years. Featuring the works of a select 80 – 90 artists, selections include photography, sculpture, jewelry, oil paintings, wood carving, art glass, fine jewelry, pottery and more.

     

  • STEM STUDIO

    August 25, 2018  12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    2nd Floor

     

August 26, 2018
  • Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and is designed for family audiences.

     

     

  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center


    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

  • 48th Annual Seawall Art Show

    August 26, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    High Street, High St, Portsmouth, VA, USA

    This juried arts and fine crafts show on Portsmouth’s High Street Landing waterfront in Historic Olde Towne has been a highlight for more than 45 years. Featuring the works of a select 80 – 90 artists, selections include photography, sculpture, jewelry, oil paintings, wood carving, art glass, fine jewelry, pottery and more.

     

  • Hampton Roads LEGO User Group (HARDLUG)

    August 26, 2018  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    HARDLUG will be at the Children's Museum of Virginia! Stop by the open space on the second floor of the museum for various LEGO displays.

    HARDLUG are a group of adults who have formed a club in the Hampton Roads area to share the enthusiasm of modeling with LEGO®. Their biggest thing is trains and town, but they also want to share the other types of sets and themes as well.

     

August 27, 2018
  • Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and is designed for family audiences.

     

     

  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center


    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

August 28, 2018
  • Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and is designed for family audiences.

     

     

  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center


    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

  • Make n Take

    August 28, 2018  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

     

  • Make n Take

    August 28, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

    .

     

August 29, 2018
  • Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and is designed for family audiences.

     

     

  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center


    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

  • Make n Take

    August 29, 2018  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

     

  • Make n Take

    August 29, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

    .

     

August 30, 2018
  • Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and is designed for family audiences.

     

     

  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center


    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

  • Make n Take

    August 30, 2018  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

     

  • Make n Take

    August 30, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

    .

     

August 31, 2018
  • Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and is designed for family audiences.

     

     

  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center


    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

  • Make n Take

    August 31, 2018  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

     

  • JB's Rattles Reptile Demonstration & Display Table

    August 31, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    In the Open Space on the 2nd Floor.

    JB’s Rattles motto is “The Reptile Zoo That comes to You!” They are bringing their reptile program to the Children’s Museum of Virginia. The program is included with museum admission.

     

  • Make n Take

    August 31, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

    .

     

September 1, 2018
  • Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and is designed for family audiences.

     

     

  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center


    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

  • Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market

    September 1, 2018  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Corner of Court & High Streets, Portsmouth

    The Farmer’s Market returns with seasonal fruits, vegetables, baked goods, meats, eggs, flowers and hand-crafted gifts to the corner of Court & High Streets. The market will continue at this site through December 15, 2018.

     

  • Bank of America "Museums on Us"

    September 1, 2018  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Saturday 9am-5pm

    Sunday 11am-5pm

    Present your Bank of America® or Merrill Lynch® credit or debit card and a picture ID on the first full weekend of every month for one free general admission.


    Free general admission is limited to the cardholder at participating institution. Museum hours and participation varies. Excludes special exhibitions, ticketed shows and fundraising events. Not to be combined with other offers.

     https://about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/what-guides-us/arts-and-culture/partners.html#fbid=ha-8EYqCJwd

     

  • STEM STUDIO

    September 1, 2018  12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    2nd Floor

     

September 2, 2018
  • Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and is designed for family audiences.

     

     

  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center


    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

  • Bank of America "Museums on Us"

    September 2, 2018  11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Saturday 9am-5pm

    Sunday 11am-5pm

    Present your Bank of America® or Merrill Lynch® credit or debit card and a picture ID on the first full weekend of every month for one free general admission.


    Free general admission is limited to the cardholder at participating institution. Museum hours and participation varies. Excludes special exhibitions, ticketed shows and fundraising events. Not to be combined with other offers.

     https://about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/what-guides-us/arts-and-culture/partners.html#fbid=ha-8EYqCJwd

     

September 3, 2018
  • Turtle Travels

    June 2, 2018 - September 3, 2018  
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    June 2 – September 3, 2018

    Turtles and tortoises face threats from habitat challenges and the international pet trade.  You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Track a hidden turtle using telemetry. The exhibit was developed by Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, and is designed for family audiences.

     

     

  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center


    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

  • Labor Day

    September 3, 2018  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Happy Labor Day! We are OPEN today. Today is our last official Monday open until Memorial Day, 2019.

     

September 4, 2018
  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center


    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

  • Make n Take

    September 4, 2018  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

     

  • Make n Take

    September 4, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

    .

     

September 5, 2018
  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center


    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

  • Make n Take

    September 5, 2018  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

     

  • Make n Take

    September 5, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

    .

     

September 6, 2018
  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center


    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

  • Make n Take

    September 6, 2018  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

     

  • Make n Take

    September 6, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

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September 7, 2018
  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center


    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

  • Make n Take

    September 7, 2018  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

     

  • Make n Take

    September 7, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

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  • FIRST FRIDAY: OPENING RECEPTION & CONCERT IN THE COURTYARD - Less Cowbell

    September 7, 2018  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center


    Join us for this Opening Reception of To Have & Behold.  This exhibit will feature contemporary art quilts created by the 5440 Quilters Guild of Virginia. Light refreshments will be served and classic rock band Less Cowbell (formerlyMore Cowbell) will provide a concert for the occasion with its seven band members, including one of Portsmouth’sFirst Citizens, Don Comer.  This event is sponsored by the Portsmouth Partnership, TowneBank, the Portsmouth Economic DevelopmentAuthority, and the Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority.  

    For information call 757 393-8543 or go online to www.portsmouthartcenter.com



     

September 8, 2018
  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center


    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

  • Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market

    September 8, 2018  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Corner of Court & High Streets, Portsmouth

    The Farmer’s Market returns with seasonal fruits, vegetables, baked goods, meats, eggs, flowers and hand-crafted gifts to the corner of Court & High Streets. The market will continue at this site through December 15, 2018.

     

  • STEM STUDIO

    September 8, 2018  12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    2nd Floor

     

September 9, 2018
  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center


    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

  • Special Day for Special Needs

    September 9, 2018  9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    The museum will open its doors for children with special needs and their families to enjoy a day of their own. We will adapt our exhibits and have quiet space available. Admission is $5 per person with one caregiver admitted for free. Families are encouraged to stay as long as they wish.

     

September 10, 2018
  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center


    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

September 11, 2018
  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center


    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

  • Toddler Days

    September 11, 2018  9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The schools are back in swing and the older kids have returned to school, making it a good time for the small ones to play in the museum. Join us for toddler friendly games that encourage motor skill growth, engaging stories and songs, special guests, and all the museum’s exhibits.

     

  • Make n Take

    September 11, 2018  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

     

  • Make n Take

    September 11, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

    .

     

September 12, 2018
  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center


    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

  • Toddler Days

    September 12, 2018  9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The schools are back in swing and the older kids have returned to school, making it a good time for the small ones to play in the museum. Join us for toddler friendly games that encourage motor skill growth, engaging stories and songs, special guests, and all the museum’s exhibits.

     

  • Make n Take

    September 12, 2018  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

     

  • Make n Take

    September 12, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

    .

     

September 13, 2018
  • EXHIBIT: 2018 OUTDOOR SCULPTURE

    April 6, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, selected nine sculptures by artists from across the eastern seaboard for the 2018 season.  Her choices include sculptures by Lee Badger, Michael Bednar, Brent Crothers, Hanna Jubran, Barbara Kobylinska, Jordan Parah, Antoinette Schultze, Adam Walls and Richard Ward.  Pick up a ballot to help determine which sculpture wins the People’s Choice Award, one of several cash awards offered to artists.  Voting begins on April 6th and continues through August 1st. 

     

  • TO HAVE & BEHOLD: 54-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF VIRGINIA

    August 25, 2018 - October 14, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center


    This exhibition features quilts and wall hangings by the 54-40 Quilters Guild ofVirginia, founded in 1993 in Hampton, Virginia to share and teach the quilting tradition to new generations.  For this exhibit, the guild will offer themes on Negro spirituals, the Underground Railroad and historic individuals.  

     

  • THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad

    June 16, 2018 - October 21, 2018  
    Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

    Books have been written on the subject, but there is very little visual documentation about the Underground Railroad. Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales took on this challenge and spent more than a decade researching “fugitive” slaves and their path to freedom.  As America becomes more diverse today, Michna-Bales believes that an understanding of the experience – and those who lived through it is more relevant than ever.  Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad presents a photographic journey that shares what the experience would have been like for the millions of slaves who sought their path to freedom.  This exhibition is toured by Exhibits USA.  

     

     

  • Toddler Days

    September 13, 2018  9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, USA

    9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The schools are back in swing and the older kids have returned to school, making it a good time for the small ones to play in the museum. Join us for toddler friendly games that encourage motor skill growth, engaging stories and songs, special guests, and all the museum’s exhibits.

     

  • Make n Take

    September 13, 2018  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

     

  • Make n Take

    September 13, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum of Virginia

    Stop by the Make-N-Take Room to create a fun themed craft. You can display your design in our room or take it with you.

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  • The Friends of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum Lecture Series: Portsmouth & World War I

    September 13, 2018  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Churchland Branch Library

    Diane Cripps, Curator of History, Portsmouth Museums
    Coleman Room

     

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