Exploring Art. One artist, exhibit and work at a time.
February 11- 10:00 & 2:00
Making My Way: Art From the African American Perspective
Join the Co-Directors in a walk through the exhibition and learn about the artists and the importance of their work.
March 11- 10:00 am
Embedded Memories: The Art of Melinda Rosenberg and Barbara Vogel
Artistic Director Charlotte Gordon explores the exhibition and how the artists capture the essence of memory.
March 18- 1:30 pm
Visiting Artist April Sunami will talk about her work in the museum collection, her inspiration and process.
April 1, 10:00 am
Jack Lewis, Gunmaker
Emily Uldrich introduces the work of Jack Lewis, local craftsman who makes his own guns, down to the screws.
May 13, 10:00 am
Soprano: The Work of Alison Weld
Come get acquainted with this exhibition, as it is a generous gift to the museum’s permanent collection! Explore the vibrant, gestural canvases of this abstract painter.
Every Friday in May and June
Food Justice: Growing a Healthy Community through Art
Every Friday come as the hydroponic garden is harvested. Learn about hydroponic gardening, beekeeping, food deserts, and how we can combat hunger in our own community. Every Friday there will be activities going on!
July 8, 10:00 am
Highlights from the Sara Johnson Collection
Past Director Sara Johnson collected works from 35 years of museum exhibitions. Gifted to the collection, this collection rotates on a regular basis.
August 5, 10:00 am
Highlights from the Cream of the Crop Exhibition
The juried exhibition that showcases the works by artists who live within 85 miles of Portsmouth. It reflects the unique character of our region
September 30, 10:00 am
The Wertz Collection of Artifacts
Museum Educator Emily Uldrich walks through the gallery and discusses the ancient local history of Portsmouth and the mounds created in the area.
October 21, 10:00 am
Chris Pekoc Exhibition
This award winning Cleveland artist creates multi-media work that is both narrative and questioning. He works in photo-montage techniques, and stitches and combines the images with clear acrylics.
November 4, 10:00 am
All Focus Friday tours are free and open to the public.