The Arts

Featured Art Museums/Exhibits

Arlington Arts Center

Dedicated to showcasing and supporting the art of artists in Mid-Atlantic States. Exhibits include a wide range of different mediums such as sculpture, illustration, computer graphics, paper, and more. 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 703-248-6800. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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201 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314. 703-548-0035. Known for its Greek Revival architecture, this historical building showcases regional art such as paintings, collages, prints, and pastels on photos. Groups can enjoy lectures and educational programs. Free/Fee.

Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum

12th Street & Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451. 757-437-8432. Located in the historic de Witt Cottage, this museum features art displays and artifacts of the wild ducks of Eastern Virgina. Other exhibits include shorebird art collections and contemporary works. Fee.

Fralin Museum of Art

155 Rugby Rd., Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904. 434-243-2050. The collection at the Fralin focuses on European and American painting, prints, drawings and illustration, African art, and American Indian art. School tours can be customized to focus on visual literacy, or on specific interests. Free.

Gallery Underground

2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA 22202. 571-483-0652. Curated by the Arlington Artists Alliance, this gallery works made using acrylic paint, watercolor, oil, patinated copper, quilted textile, and mixed media. Groups will have a fun time exploring the studios and gallery rooms. Free.

Hampton University Museum

11 Frissell Ave., Hampton, VA 23669. 757-727-5308. Hampton University Museum is the oldest African American museum in the United States. With over 9,000 art objects representing various cultures around the world, the museum offers groups a varied cultural fine art experience. Free.

Muscarelle Museum of Art

603 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185. 757-221-2700. Home to over 5,000 works spanning many continents and historical eras including colonial American and English art, Japanese art, and original prints and drawings from the 15th century through modern times. Fee/Free.

Peninsula Fine Arts Center

101 Museum Dr., Newport News, VA 23606. 757-596-8175. With its mix of emerging artwork and exhibits that explore cross-disciplinary topics, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center encourages critical thinking in art, with gallery games, writing, and touchable materials. Outreach and homeschool programs offered. Fee.

The Valentine

1015 East Clay St., Richmond, VA 23219. 804-649-0711. See textiles, costumes, artifacts, and more at the museum founded by Mann S. Valentine Jr., the man behind the health tonic Valentine’s Meat Juice. Tours are also available for the 1812 John Wickham House, where groups can learn about the 19th century. Fee/Free.

University of Richmond Museums

28 Westhampton Way, Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173. 804-289-8237. Comprised of the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature, and the Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center. These museums feature art by university students and renowned artists. Free.

Virginia Center For Architecture

2501 Monument Avenue, Richmond VA 23220. 804-644-3041. Features various exhibits and one permanent exhibit called The House That Pope Built with books, photographs, and educational materials. Free/Suggested Donation.