Welcome to our laboratory of ideas. We're here to help you become a more inspired creative, no matter what your age, stage or station in life.

Dig into the resources below—make art with your kiddos, hear from the artists themselves, or get inspired by our Community Cookbook on Comfort. Here you can get many of the Museum experiences, right at home.

Virtual Student Art Start

Learn from Katherine Custer, Manager of School and Educator Programs, by looking closely at three works of art from our previous exhibition, Shifting Gaze: A Reconstruction of the Black and Hispanic Body in Contemporary Art.

Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly

On August 5, Frida Kahlo, founding member of the Guerrilla Girls, joined us on Zoom to talk about art, their book The Art of Behaving Badly, activism, and more. Check out highlights here, including a Q&A.

Nourish Artists: Deep Dive

Each of the 12 artists from our last exhibition, Nourish, shared a bit about their process and collaboration with local food experts in a documentary shot by Jeremy Bates that aired on WHRO. Watch clips of each artist here

From Calabar to Chesapeake: The Nigerian Roots of Virginia Cooking

Join James Beard Award winning culinary historian Michael W. Twitty on an exploration of historic Virginia foodways and their roots in what is now greater Nigeria and surrounding regions. We will discuss the foodways of this region and the impact it made on Virginia and the larger world of Southern food through Virginia migrants.


Public Programs

See what you can do

From in-person small group discussions, to Instagram Live conversations with renowned artists, there is something here you'll love.


Education Programs

Let Art Inspire

We believe art belongs in classrooms. And whether that means bringing the Museum to yours or bringing your classroom to the Museum, we are here to help.



Learn with us

Enroll yourself or your young artist in one of our classes. We have something for all ages and skill levels.