To Walk in Beauty
Native American Art, Past & Present
January 21 – March 26
Take a deeper look at Native American life past and present through textiles, regalia, woven rugs, clay pottery and sculpture, blown glass, bronze sculptures, watercolor and drawings. To Walk in Beauty showcases objects representing traditional Native American art as an expression of identity and heritage, drawn from local museums, state museums, artist and private collections.
The exhibition, curated by Diana Blanchard Gross, surveys the breadth and depth of the indigenous art of North America, from the historical Jamestown. Virginia in the 1600s to the contemporary.
Soaring: Works from NASA’s Art Program
The Peninsula Fine Arts Center is proud to host this art exhibition that celebrates the centennial anniversary of NASA Langley Research Center. In 1962, NASA’s administrator James Webb sent a memo regarding the involvement of artists to help tell the agency’s story of adventure as the United States began a race to space and the moon. Thus, began the NASA Art program which has resulted in over 3,000 works of art in the past fifty years. Early pioneers included Norman Rockwell, Jamie Wyeth and Robert Rauschenberg who traveled to Kennedy Space Center to watch firsthand the launches and document the events. This exhibition will feature 30 works of art including paintings, photographs, drawings, and mixed media works dating from the early 1960s to 21st century. Artists include Robert McCall, Andy Warhol, Annie Leibovitz, Nam June Paik, William Wegman and Chakaia Booker.
April 8 – June 25
Genesis & Prefaces: College & High School Annual Juried Exhibitions
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT JURIED EXHIBITION
Exhibition Dates: May 6-28, 2017
Sponsored by the Rona M. & Erwin B. Drucker Charitable Trust Awards Sponsored by The Tidewater Chapter of The Society, Inc.
COLLEGE STUDENT JURIED EXHIBITION
Exhibition Dates: April 8-30, 2017
Sponsored by the Rona M. & Erwin B. Drucker Charitable Trust