March 7 - October 12

Sacred Heart by Larry Bage

Juror's Choice
by John Mason, Lexington, VA

"Sacred Heart"
by Larry Bage, Norfolk, VA

Homes for Everyone by Jennifer Torres Spin by Thomas Givens

Seawall Art
"Homes for Everyone"
by Jennifer Torres, Hattiesburg, MS

People's Choice
by Thomas Givens, Charlottesville, VA


Cloud Cognition by Aisling Millar

Honorable Mention - "Cloud Cognition" by Aisling Millar, Jacksonville, FL



April 4 - October 5


Custom to Cutting Edge

Drawing from an abundance of natural resources from the Appalachian region, artists and artisans adapt the heritage of mountain culture by assimilating new ideas and innovating on the old to create dynamic craft and visual art.  The exhibit offers maps, photos of the region, paintings, glass, textiles, ceramics and baskets to showcase the diversity of the region. 

The Chrysler Glass Studio Assistants:


August 2 - October 12


The Chrysler Glass Studio Assistants: MAPPING THE NEXT GENERATION

Opening Reception: Friday, August 1

The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center (PACC) joins with the TCC Visual Art Center to host glass exhibits and programming that celebrate the studio glass movement in Hampton Roads. The two locations combine to offer work by instructors and past and present art glass studio assistants at the Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio and/or completed their studies in glass at the Visual Art Center, Portsmouth. Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio Manager Charlotte Potter's work will be featured in "Personal Cartography" at the Visual Art Center. The The works include: Greco-Roman Remnants by Dahlia Bushwick; is this ok by Sean Donlon; EKG of Unconditional Love by Hannah Kirkpatrick



November 28 - December 31


Scenes from the Coleman Collection

Opening Weekend: November 28-30

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.

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 22nd & 29th

Admission to Winter Wonderland is $3.00/person or free for museum members. 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 $12.00 per person. Special group rates apply, so plan your visit today. For group tours and reservations, call 757-393-5258. 

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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.