MAY 1 -
OCT 18

"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

AUG 15 -
OCT 12



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

AUG 29 -
OCT 18

REFLECTIONS: Mark Chatterly & Alexey Terenin
REFLECTIONS: Mark Chatterley & Alexey Terenin

Two artists from opposite sides of the world are brought together to share their explorations on the modern human condition. Mark Chatterly from Michigan invites the viewer to join him on a journey to explore man’s odyssey from birth to death.

Alexey Terenin, from Prague and Moscow, utilizes the heritages of these two distinct cities to create a language of symbols and past histories.

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.