MAY 1 -
OCT 11


Exhibit Reception
Friday, June 5
5 – 8 pm


"Halifax Army" by Robert Cage on display in the Courtyard at Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, Virginia

2015 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

The tenth annual outdoor sculpture exhibition will feature invitational sculptures by past award winning artists and feature sculptures by Robert Cage of South Boston, Virginia.

Shown above: "Halifax Army" by Robert Cage

MAY 23 -


Exhibit Reception
Friday, June 5
5 – 8 pm


Frank Lloyd Wright's Samara exhibit at the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, VA

Frank Lloyd Wright's Samara

The Samara house, also known as John E. Christian House, was built between 1954 and 1956 in West Lafayette, Indiana. The exhibition explores the creation of a Wright house through the eyes of a client who spent more than fifty years fulfilling the renowned architect’s Usonian vision. Wright used the term “organic” to convey his belief that every feature of the house, from the structure, to the interior, to the smallest details and objects, should be as one, expressive of a single idea.

Through correspondence, furnishings, graphics, reproduction drawings and photographs, the exhibit explores Wright’s vision and relation with his client.

MAY 30 -
AUG 16


Exhibit Reception
Friday, June 5
5 – 8 pm


The Architect Within: Philip Weber

Weber was an apprentice at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and a member of the Taliesin Fellowship from 1981-1990. During his time at Taliesin he produced an extensive portfolio of drawings including plans, elevations and perspectives as well as graphics or “nature patterns” and other designs. A selection of these works and more will be featured.

AUG 15 -
OCT 18


Exhibit Reception
Friday, September 4
5 – 8 pm


Virginia Earth: Ceramic Art

From large scale sculptures to utilitarian wares and fine art, the exhibit offers a look at the contemporary wealth of ceramic arts being created in Virginia. This exhibit is co-curated by John Jessiman of Cub Creek Foundation, Appomattox; Steven Glass, artist in residence at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; and Gayle Paul, PACC. Virginia Earth: Ceramic Art and associated programming is offered in cooperation with the Visual Arts Center of Tidewater Community College who will also exhibit ceramic art and offer workshops and programs.

Shown above: Elizabeth Kendall, Shear; David Crane, Forest; Chris Gryder, Sub Dee; and
Syvie Granatelli, Swan Boxes

Winter Wonderland icon


November 27 - December 31


Scenes from the Coleman Collection

Opening Weekend: November 27-29

Celebrate the season with Winter Wonderland, a holiday classic for generations of Hampton Roads visitors and residents which includes scenes from the famed Coleman Collection. From Victorian scenes of animated skaters and carolers to the enchanted forest of bears, deer and Santa's workshop, the displays are sure to delight visitors of all ages.

During Winter Wonderland we also offer an array of holiday activities including crafts, face-painting, tasty treats, performances including plays, music and song, and horse-drawn carriage rides.

Winter Wonderland Hours:

Tuesday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closes at 5:00 p.m. on December 24th & 31st

Closed Christmas day and Mondays, except December 21st & 28th

Admission to Winter Wonderland is $3.00/person or free for museum members.

Holiday Pass:

A Holiday Pass, good through December 31 includes one visit to Winter Wonderland, Snow Wonders at the Children's Museum and Naval Shipyard Museum for $12 per person. Special group rates apply, so plan your visit today. For group tours and reservations, call 757-393-5258. 

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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.