CURRENT EXHIBITS

2019
Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
April 5 – October 6, 2019

Opening Reception: April 5, 5 – 8pm

This multi-media exhibition featured in our historic courtyard offers sculptures in steel, cast bronze, wire, tufa, and lichens. Visitors can vote on the sculptures to determine the People’s Choice Award winner. Votes must be cast by August 1st.

Through the Fire: A Group Exhibition by Women Veteran Artists

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
June 22 – October 6, 2019

Opening Reception: July 5, 5 – 8pm

Through the Fire features artwork by eight women combat veterans who bonded and organized to form an artists’ group following Combat Papers, a previous workshop offered at the museum. The exhibit is a reflection of their unique military experiences and more. Featured media includes installation work, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, and prints.

Horizons:
As Above, So Below

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
March 1 – July 21, 2019

Opening Reception:
Friday, March 1, 5 – 8 pm

This multi-media art exhibit explores the flora and organic structures that thrive underwater and flourish from the earth. Expect extraordinary light installations, ceramics, glass, photographs, fine art prints and paintings by contemporary artists from across the region and beyond.

Narration/Location: A Photographic Journey

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
August 2 – October 20, 2019

Opening Reception: August 2, 5 – 8pm

 

Since the development of the daguerreotype in 1839, photography has been ever-changing in format and context. It began as an image recorded on a glass plate, developed into film printed on paper, and now motion pictures and digital media that can be shared instantaneously around the world. It has now become entrenched and essential in communication and maintaining our social structures. The photograph documents history, shares a watchful eye on governments, and offers a medium for artistic expression. This exhibit focuses on the narratives and visions of artists and photojournalists regionally and beyond.

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400 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704 · 757-393-8543
Mailing Address: 521 Middle Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, housed in the 1846 Courthouse, is devoted to offering quality educational, cultural and aesthetic experiences in the arts through rotating visual art exhibits, lectures, classes and performances.

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