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• Bank of America's Museums On Us® Offers Customers Free Admission to Children's Museum of Virginia
• Children's Museum Announces Tinkertoy® Creation Contest
• Custom Floor Cloth Workshop at PACC
• Home School Day at Portsmouth Museums
• Southern Craft & Traditional Art themes Open the 2013
Exhibition Season at the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
• The Children's Museum of Virginia Joins Bank of America
Museums on Us ® Program
• 50th Anniversary of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum
Portsmouth, Virginia: Posted 02/28/2013
Bank of America's Museums On Us® Offers Customers Free Admission to Children's Museum of Virginia
Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders receive free admission on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3
Bank of America’s Museums on Us will offer Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders free admission to the Children’s Museum of Virginia, including its new Tinkertoy®: Build Your Imagination™ exhibit.
WHEN: Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3 (and the first full weekend of each month in 2013)
WHERE: Children’s Museum of Virginia, 221 High Street Portsmouth, Virginia 23704
WHY: Museums on Us is designed to provide a cultural benefit to Bank of America cardholders and increase access to the arts across the United States. The program brings new audiences and increased attention to participating organizations, which range from some of the nation’s most celebrated museums to regional gems and include art, science and history museums, as well as other cultural institutions.
DETAILS: Simply present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain free general admission to any participating institution. Cardholders only; guests are not eligible for free admission. Program excludes fundraising events, special exhibitions and ticketed shows the first full weekend (Saturday and Sunday) of each month. Not to be combined with other offers.
As part of Museums on Us, the Children’s Museum of Virginia, along with more than 150 leading U.S. cultural institutions in 31 states across the country (see full list of participating museums here), will welcome bank cardholders in for free on the first full weekend of each month. Visitors are granted access to the museum’s new Tinkertoy®: Build Your Imagination™ exhibit, an educational experience that combines the open-ended and inventive play qualities of the timeless Tinkertoy® construction set with GE's innovative technologies that enrich our lives and our global community. For more information about Museums on Us, visit: http://museums.bankofamerica.com.
Portsmouth, Virginia: Posted 02/08/2013
Children's Museum of Virginia Announces Tinkertoy® Creation Contest
Children of all ages are welcome to enter
The Children's Museum of Virginia is hosting a Tinkertoy Creation Contest now through February 28th in conjunction with their newest exhibit, Tinkertoy® – Build Your Imagination!TM. The contest is open to children, adults, and Hampton Roads Businesses. Contestants can win a $20 gift certificate for use in the Museum's Gift Shop, or free tickets for admission to the Children's Museum of Virginia. Details for entering the creation contest, and entry form are available on the Museum's website.
Are you a Tinkertoy fanatic? Have you or your children built incredible Tinkertoy creations? The Children's Museum of Virginia would like to see what you've built. There are two ways to enter - visit the museum and create your project while you are there, or build your project at home, and submit your photos. You are only limited by your own imagination.
Voting begins on March 1st and ends at 5:00 p.m. March 15th. The Children's Museum of Virginia will post a photo gallery on their Facebook page, of each age group and business where everyone can vote. Winners for each category will be announced by March 20th.
Portsmouth, Virginia: Posted 01/29/2013
Just Walk All Over Me – And My Art – Paintings for the Floor
Custom Floor-Cloth Workshop
Guest artist, Miriam Riggs, will present a Custom Floor-Cloth Workshop, "Just Walk All Over Me - And My Art" – Paintings for the Floor, Saturday, March 2nd 2013, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center (PACC). Ms. Riggs, whose work is featured in conjunction with TRADITION/INNOVATION: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft & Traditional Art, will guide visitors in creating their own canvas on which they can paint their own floor cloth designs.
History of floor cloths dates back more than 300 years to England and France as a commercial enterprise for floor covering, a precursor to linoleum, from which many modern kitchen floor-designs originated. Ms. Riggs has been mastering hand painted rugs for nearly 30 years, producing hundreds of traditional and contemporary designs. Some of her larger floor cloths are featured in exhibits at Historic Ker Place in Onancock, VA and the Taylor House Museum in Berlin, MD. She has also adapted her designs for historic exhibits at the Barrier Islands Center Museum and Colonial Williamsburg.
Floor cloths are durable and long-lasting, and can be passed down from generation to generation. Those who live in the historic homes found in Tidewater VA will be particularly interested in this workshop, as floor-cloths were often used in these houses.
The cost of the workshop is $85 for museum members, $100 for non-members (includes materials + admission). To register, call 757-393-8543 by February 27, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. All painting skill levels are welcome. Class size is limited to twelve, so please sign-up early.
Portsmouth, Virginia: Posted 01/17/2013
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum and Children’s Museum of Virginia Team Up for Home School Day
For just $9 per person, home schooled children get the chance to explore both museums
The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum and the Children’s Museum of Virginia have teamed up to host Home School Day on Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. Guests will receive admission to both museums for only $9. The purpose of this event is to open the doors to home school families for a day of amusement, learning and fun.
Offering this event gives home schooled children a chance to explore the museums, and to participate in educational programs at both locations. The museums are conveniently located directly across High Street from each other, giving home schooled children flexibility to either spend the day with their family exploring both places or to divide and conquer. For example, younger children may play on the fire truck and bubbles at the Children’s Museum, while older kids will be inspired by Virginia’s incredible sports history and hit the basketball court and other interactive play areas at the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum.
The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is open daily during the winter and spring from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 per person, $6 military or senior citizen (age 65+) and free for members and children 2 or younger.
Portsmouth, Virginia: Posted 01/15/2013
Southern Craft & Traditional Art themes Open the 2013 Exhibition Season
at the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center opens the 2013 exhibition season with TRADITION / INNOVATION: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft & Traditional Art. The exhibit opens with a free reception Friday, February 1st, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Opening Reception will also feature live music from MSG, an acoustic blues trio.
Tradition/Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft & Traditional Art, is a celebration of 30 master craftspeople and traditional artists from the South. It introduces visitors to a surprising range of artwork, from a Mardi Gras Indian costume and contemporary glass to baskets, quilts, ceramics and books. The exhibit examines connections and differences between traditional arts and contemporary craft, and the actual stories and voices of living master artists whose work continues an ongoing tradition and whose mastery of the process and materials invites a deeper appreciation of their craft.
Portsmouth, Virginia: Posted 01/10/2013
The Children's Museum of Virginia Joins Bank of America Museums on Us ® Program
The program offers free museum access to bank cardholders at the Children's Museum of Virginia the first full weekend of each month. The Children's Museum of Virginia announced today its participation in the Bank of America Museums on Us® program, which provides Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders free general admission during the first full weekend of every month. To qualify for the Museums on Us program, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch customers simply present their credit or debit card and a valid photo ID to gain one free general admission* to any participating institution which is limited to the cardholder and is not to be combined with other offers.
Portsmouth, Virginia: Posted 01/03/2013
50th Anniversary of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum Celebration
Wednesday, January 23
Sponsored by the Friends of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum in coordination with the Portsmouth Museums, enjoy light refreshments and guided tours of the museum through the ages of Portsmouth's history. Since opening its doors to the public in January 1963, the museum has continued to research, preserve and promote the history of the City of Portsmouth, the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and the armed forces in Hampton Roads. Help us commemorate the museum's milestones as we reminisce about its life—a half century and counting! FREE Admission.