The new Barry Art Museum at Old Dominion University, which opened to the public in November 2018, highlights the private art collection gifted by Museum founders Richard and Carolyn Barry in an inviting, contemporary building. The galleries present several hundred exceptional glass sculptures, American modernist paintings, works on paper, historic dolls and automata, most of which have never been on public display.
The Barry Art Museum is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and weekends noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College houses an outstanding collection of American art, chiefly paintings, works on paper, and photographs dating from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Located on the Randolph campus and open to visitors year-round, the Maier serves both the academic community and the general public and offers changing exhibitions, rotating displays of the College’s permanent collection, and educational programs.