Events / Galleries for 2019-2020

At the request of our greatest supporters, who cannot get enough of the museums events and activities. Here is a Schedule of events through next year! Thank you for your support;

2019 Fall Concerts

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Plaza Party!

Saturday, September 21, 7:00pm

River Rats in the alley

The evening opens with Josiah Whitley and Charlie Haskins in a collaborative performance of painting and music, followed by The Marys, featuring Casey Smith, performing their latest original music. Free event.

Marlin McKay

Jazz Fridays

Friday, October 11, 7:00pm,

Recording artist Marlin McKay graces the stage with his band. An evening of easy, rich, soulful jazz.

Tickets; $8 general admission,

$6 members, seniors, students

Sunday Classics

Sponsored by Bard and Jan Suverkrop

Sunday, November 17, 2:00pm

Michael Chertock returns to open the Sunday Classics series. Always a memorable afternoon!

Tickets; $8 general admission,

$6 members, seniors, students

The Farmer & Adele – *YEEHAW!*

Country Christmas Concert

and Holiday Open House

Thursday, December 5, 7:00

Ring in the Holidays at the Museum!

Direct from Nashville, The Farmer and Adele fills the Museum with holiday favorites, and sing-a-long! Free and open to the public!

5:30 pm: River Currents Exhibition Opening Reception: Meet the Artists!

Katherine Cox, Lacy Golden Davis, and Santha Gwyn exhibit their most recent work

Followed by cookie decorating, Christmas crafts, and concert! Lite bites and refreshments

2019-2020 Exhibitions

September 14 – November 24….In the Kricker Gallery

Southern Threads

Anita Cooke, Ruth Miller, Nonney Oddlokken

Inspired by traditional needle-working methods, these three artists have taken fiber work to new heights, bringing innovative approaches to piecing, embroidery, and applique.

Opening Reception September 14, 1:00-4:00

September 14 – January 5….In the Richards Gallery

Highlights from the Ackerman Collection

Working with Collection Manager Jenna Yoakem, Kent State intern Kaleb Burchett has been scanning, and rescanning images and materials from the Carl Ackerman gift of photographs and ephemera. Presented here are a collection of new scans and old favorites.

December 8 – January 14….In the Kricker Gallery

River Currents

New work by Katherine Cox, Lacy Golden Davis, and Santha Gwyn  

An in-depth look at the work of three local artists. While working in different media, they each reflect a personal narrative of the region.

River Currents Opening and Holiday Open House

Thursday, December 8, 5:30 pm

With The Farmer and Adele Country Christmas Concert and Sing-A-Long at 7:30

February 15 – April 11, 2020….In the Kricker Gallery

Grace Martin Taylor:

A Life in Art

Born in Morgantown, WV in 1903, Taylor studied at WVU, and then at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Taylor spent a lifetime exploring printmaking, painting, and collage, reflecting a unique Appalachian sentiment throughout her work. Her work is in many public collections, including the Smithsonian, Boston Museum of Art, and the British Museum.

January 15 – June 10, 2020….In the Richards Gallery

Queen Brooks

Coming to art later in life, Queen Brooks has wasted no time in developing her own, unique voice. Working in multi-media, and often forming constructions, Brooks’ work is refreshing, honest, and captivating. Holding an MFA from OSU, Brooks has received the Lila Wallace, Readers Digest International Artist Award, granting an artist-in-residence in the French port city of Abidjan on the Ivory Coast. She has received many awards, including the Ohioana Career Award.

April 25 – June 10….In the Kricker Gallery

The Pattern of Love: The Work of Sumiko and Kaname Takada

Husband and wife artists Sumiko and Kaname Takada share a life in clay. Each, in very different ways, explores the intricasies of complex geometric designs integrated into, and onto, elegant vessel forms; she inlays colored clays into carved designs while he layers glazes in complex geometric patterns over the surface.

June 27 – August 25, 2020

In the Kricker and Richards Galleries

Cream of the Crop  

The best of the region! Open to artists who reside within an 85 mile radius of Portsmouth, the Cream of the Crop is a competitive, juried exhibition that showcases the best of the region.

It is the time when our community embraces the unique voices of creativity from our distinct area.

Artwork due June 13 – 16.

Opening reception and awards June 27, 6:00 pm.

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