The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) interprets the art, history, and culture of the great valley for which it is named. This regional history complex includes the Glen Burnie House, six acres of spectacular gardens, and the Museum designed by architect Michael Graves.
The Muscarelle Museum of Art will play a leadership role in the creation of a vibrant new integrated arts complex at The College of William & Mary. The Muscarelle will be an impressive portal to a facility that will accommodate all performing and fine arts departments, encourage the participation of many other university disciplines, and bring together the campus and the larger community.
Randolph College’s nationally recognized Maier Museum of Art features works by outstanding American artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. The College has been collecting American art since 1920 and now holds a collection of several thousand paintings, prints, drawings, and photographs in the Randolph College collection. The Maier hosts an active schedule of special exhibitions and education programs throughout the year. Through its programs, internships, museum studies practicums, and class visits, the Maier Museum of Art provides valuable learning opportunities for Randolph students and the community at large.
Lynchburg College is an independent, residential liberal arts college with about 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Lynchburg College is spectacularly located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia. For lovers of the outdoors, there’s no shortage of hikes, climbs, rivers, and streams. If you’re more the city type, head to Washington, D.C. (180 miles) or Richmond, Va. (120 miles).
Located in the heart of downtown Farmville, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts proclaims through both its location and its mission that art is central to everyday life. The art center forms a bridge between its sponsoring organization, Longwood University, and the surrounding community, which includes not only the town of Farmville but also the eight counties in the region.
The Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center is a resource for the region, a place where, through exhibitions, programs, and outreach activities, all people can stretch their thinking about what history can teach.
The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University is a premier arts destination in the Roanoke Valley featuring the work of internationally renowned artists, emerging figures, and regional names. The museum presents work from the permanent collection and mounts exhibitions that explore currents in contemporary art. Through these activities, the museum provides a forum for art and the creative process to enhance the life of the university and the community beyond.
The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art is a non-profit institution which exists to foster awareness, exploration, and understanding of the significant art of our time. Through excellence and diversity in our changing exhibitions and educational programming, MOCA stimulates critical thinking and dialogue throughout the Hampton Roads community.