In 2014, the Museum received a gift of film cameras that span the years 1897-1997- a century of changing technology, industrial design, and photographic needs. This collection of over one hundred film cameras, lenses, and other ephemera, was collection and donated by Bob and Judy Schmank in memory of his uncle John Walter, who first […]
Watercolor is a medium that artists have employed not only to complete finished paintings, but also to sketch ideas, to work out compositions, to save a moment in time. Watercolor is a flexible medium that can be many things to many artists. The paintings in this exhibition are as varied as the State itself, from […]
Working in paint, pastel, ceramics, and mixed media, Willis Bing Davis is inspired by, and draws upon his rich African heritage, creating contemporary works that reflect his ancestral past. An alumnus of DePauw University and a former faculty member, Mr. Davis has exhibited work at venues including the Studio Museum of Harlem, American Craft Museum, […]
This exhibition showcases the art and artifacts from sub-Saharan Africa: masks, beadwork, wood carvings, ceramics, metal work, personal adornments and more. Be captivated by the movement, craftsmanship, and personal connection each piece holds in this rare exhibition.
Portsmouth’s rich history is documented in the Ackerman Collection of historic photographs. See the people, places and events that define our history as we celebrate our bicentennial. Curated by Andrew Feight, Ph.D. Associate Professor of American & Digital History, Shawnee State University.