On Display: Virginia's Museum Exhibitions

    Fine Art Photography Competition 2014 First Place: Look Up Eiffel by Jeffrey Miller"Frogs: A Chorus of Colors" at Virginia Living MuseumThe World of Pocahontas, Unearthed at Historic JamestowneGarden & Groves: George Washington’s Landscape at Mount Vernon

    Virginia's museums offer amazing temporary exhibits in addition to their permanent collections.

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    Beautiful Art | Kids Big & Little 
    History You Want to See  




    Beautiful Art

    Herndon - The Fine Art Photography Competition is in its final stages and the finalists will be on display at ArtSpace Herndon soon! Photographers from Virignia, DC, Maryland, and West Virginia were invited to participate, working in any medium and using any printing technique they desired. Cash prizes await the winners. February 24 - March 22, 2015.



    Kids Big & Little

    Norfolk - The newly expanded and renovated Chrysler Museum of Art invites you to come celebrates the creativity, technology, and industry that put visual effects and virtual worlds at your fingertips (and thumbs) over the last four decades with their new exhibit, The Art of Video Games. February 13 - May 10, 2015

    Manassas - The brand new "What's Under Your Feet?" exhibit at The Manassas Museum is a hands-on experience for anyone who wishes to dig a little. See the objects found from the Mayfield Earthwork Fort, Liberia Plantation, the Manassas Industrial School, and the old slave quarter building at Clover Hill Farm. Through February 15, 2015.

    Newport News - Explore TOAD-ally cool creatures and get eyeball to eyeball with live frogs from around the world at the new "Frogs: A Chorus of Colors" exhibit at the Virginia Living Museum. View more than 70 live frogs from across the globe, complete with their noisy croaks, yaps, chirps, whoops, snores and whistles. Get interactive to learn about their biology, their importance to the ecosystem, and the perils they face in a changing environment. March 14 through September 7, 2015.

    Richmond - The Science Museum of Virginia invites you to Boost! your creativity, flexibility, memory, strength (well, you get the picture) in their first new permanent exhibition in a decade. Boost! is a new approach to wellness and self-improvement. It’s neither a sports nor a traditional health exhibit - it’s innovative and insightful, sharing important scientific knowledge about sleep, memory and physical fitness and the interrelationships among these areas. Through March 2, 2016.



    History You Want to See

    Norfolk - Shooting Lincoln: Photography and Sixteenth President is an exhibit of 40 to 50 rarely shown Civil War-vintage images from the David L. Hack Collection at the Chrysler Museum of Art. The collection includes studio portraits, battlefield scenes, and photos from the historic procession. February 10 - July 5, 2015.

    Williamsburg - The Mariners' Museum has loaned more than 100 objects to Jamestown Settlement for the special "Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe" exhibit. The exhibit explores the evolution of the dugout canoe through the centuries, beginning with the Powhatan people 400 years ago. Through September 8, 2015.

    Williamsburg - Historic Jamestowne unveiled the new "The World of Pocahontas, Unearthed" exhibit in June 2014. See it this year and appreciate the fruits of 20 years of excavation! Thousands of artifacts have been unearthed at James Fort, illuminating the Chesapeake Indian people's early contact with Jamestown settlers from 1607 to 1614. Expect to see clay pots and pipes, shell beads, bone and stone tools, and more. Through December 31, 2015.

    Mount Vernon - Explore George Washington’s design for the grounds of his estate, highlighting the first president’s interests and talents as a landscape designer through the exciting new exhibition, Garden & Groves: George Washington’s Landscape at Mount Vernon. The exhibit showcases more than 40 objects combining rarely-seen items from Mount Vernon’s collection with original Washington books and letter loaned from institutions across the country.  Through January 10, 2016.  

    Norfolk - Stewards of the Sea - Become immersed in this 1,000 square foot display that examines the way the Navy protects marine life while performing and fulfilling the mission. Through March 13, 2019.

Last Updated: 1/29/2015 4:36 PM
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