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To protect staff and visitors, the Portsmouth Museums are requiring masks for everyone ages 2 and above.

Call to Sculptors for 2022 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit.


Please download the prospectus, complete and return by February 22, 2022.  Include application fee.  All sculptures must be durable for outdoor weather conditions in Hampton Roads.

Black History Now 2022

The 2022 Black History Now! Series presented by the City of Portsmouth’s Department of Museums and Tourism and Library Department. Now in its seventh season, taking place from mid-January through February. The series will commemorate African American heritage with events, programs, lectures, family activities, and more. Topics relate to current museum exhibitions and highlight local people and history. Find subject matters ranging from Black baseball in Hampton Roads to African chocolate to the use of urban slavery in the construction of the oldest dry dock in North America in this year’s lineup. 

For further details,  view the Brochure here  Black History NOW 2022.  Or please visit our websites at



* Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.

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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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