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Arts & Culture Events

  1. National Geographic’s Planet or Plastic? at Nauticus

    January 30, 2021 - April 25, 2021 @ Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin

    National Geographic’s Planet or Plastic? exhibition showcases the global plastic waste crisis and highlights innovators working to solve this urgent issue. Featuring the work of researchers, scientists and artists, the exhibition traces the history of plastic and explores the devastating impacts of plastic pollution on our world’s oceans. The exhibition will also feature a look into the rise of single-use plastics due to COVID-19. Through powerful imagery, Planet or Plastic? makes the important case for the need to find a balance between using this material and protecting our environment.

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  2. Offsite Gallery opening: WEGENER+SLOAN, a joint exhibition of sculpture & paintings by Samantha Wegener & Jazmine Sloan

    March 12, 2021, 5:00 PM - May 7, 2021, 7:00 PM @ Norfolk Arts Offsite Gallery at MacArthur Center

    Join us for an opening reception. Mixed media artist and Norfolk Public School art educator, Samantha Wegener combines ready made objects and pre-manufactured trinkets in a playful creative process sparked by inspiration from materials that best serve ideas quickly and succinctly. Put into a demonstratively visual language, vulnerabilities regarding labels she identifies with and labels others often bear are explored in her collaborative Labels project on display as part of this exhibition. Local artist Jazmine Sloan creates acrylic paintings that prompt viewers to think creatively, outside of the box, and beyond what they perceive. Her work represents emancipating yourself from the cage that is your mind. A founder of the Raven’s Fig Foundation, Jazmine strives to empower children and youth of color to express themselves creatively in visual arts and literature through the discovery of the African American culture.

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  3. Chrysler Museum of Art presents "Americans in Spain"

    March 27, 2021, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Chrysler Museum of Art

    Americans in Spain: Painting and Travel, 1820-1920 explores a pivotal moment, in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when American artists and their European counterparts flocked to Spain to capture its scenic charms and seemingly exotic customs. Co-organized by the Chrysler Museum of Art and the Milwaukee Art Museum, the exhibition is developed around each institution’s unique collection of American and old master paintings. The show features works by Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Robert Henri, John Singer Sargent, and others alongside their Spanish contemporaries and the country’s Old Masters. Picture: Mary Cassatt (American, 1844–1926), Spanish Girl Leaning on a Window Sill, ca. 1872, Oil on canvas, Manuel Piñanes García-Olías, Madrid

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  4. Hermitage Museum and Gardens Community Day

    March 27, 2021, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Hermitage Museum and Gardens

    Live printmaking workshop with Norfolk State University faculty & students Children & Family printmaking station Garden scavenger hunt Grand Opening of the NEW Kids Room Guided tours of the Museum and Sloane Collection Free admission to Whistler & Company: The Etching Revival exhibition Food Trucks + more!

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  5. Hermitage Museum and Gardens present "Whistler and Company"

    March 27, 2021, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Hermitage Museum and Gardens

    Whistler & Co. includes more than sixty etchings by James Abbott McNeill Whistler and ten of his contemporaries from Britain, France, and America. Whistler’s gritty images of the River Thames and views of Venice and Paris revived, in part, the art of etching in the 19th century.

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  6. Hurrah Players present "C'mon Get Happy," a cabaret showcase

    March 27, 2021, 11:00 AM - March 28, 2021, 4:00 PM @ The PLOT in the NEON District

    Join us for a fun, energetic and family friendly outdoor Showcase at the PLOT in the NEON District later this Month. Seating is limited so reserve your spot soon!

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  7. TR Dance Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary

    March 27, 2021, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Live Stream Performance

    Celebrate the last 15 Years of Dance in Downtown Norfolk and the next chapter of TRDance as they continue to revolutionize their industry during these challenging times and continue to promote the art of dance.

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Community/Neighborhood Event

  1. Managed Meadow Volunteer Day

    March 27, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Benchtop Brewing Co.

    The Elizabeth River Trail's award-winning managed meadow and edible orchard in Chelsea needs a little spring cleaning! First planted in December 2017, the meadow features native wildflowers, grasses and edible fruit trees. It requires maintenance a couple of times a year - that's where you come in. From raking to helping us stake and rope off the meadow, we need your help to keep the flowers safe and blooming all year long! In order to maintain safe social distancing, this event will be limited to 25 volunteers. **ADVANCE REGISTRATION OPEN ON MARCH 14th & IS REQUIRED**. Masks are required. Activities include: - Prepping and raking the meadow - Collecting litter along the Trail - Sowing seed bombs - Staking and roping off meadow Street parking is available in the Chelsea neighborhood. Please bring your own masks and water. Additional bottled water and disposable masks will be available, if needed. Sanitizer, snacks, work gloves and trash bags provided.

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