Come Visit

The Exhibits

From timeless to cutting edge, comforting to controversial, local artists to national traveling exhibits, come explore our ever-changing array of visual, cultural and historical expression.

February 18 – April 16, 2023

Sailing to Freedom

Based on the book Sailing to Freedom, this exhibit highlights little-known stories of the less-understood maritime side of the Underground Railroad.

April 7 - May 27, 2023

I Am A Man

Photographs by amateurs, local photojournalists, and internationally known photographers are on display focused on the events of the civil rights movement during the 1960-1970 decade.

April 28 – July 9, 2023

Movement and Light: The Barrier Islands of Virginia

Pam Ponce, a Virginia Beach artist, will be presenting a multi-year project. She has spent several seasons photographing the Virginia Nature Conservancy’s Volgenau Virginia Coast Reserve.

May 5 – October 8, 2023

2023 Outdoor Sculpture

Since 2006, the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center has hosted an exhibition of sculptures in the historic courtyard. Pick up a ballot inside to cast your vote for your favorite sculpture.