George Wesley Bellows, Portrait of Jean Bellows, detail

Public Programs Demo

Coffee & Contemporary – Writers in Community

April 18 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for poetry reading with the ODU Creative Writing MFA Program’s Writers in Community.

BAM Saturday Tour: Message in a Bottle – Picturing Maritime Culture in Hampton Roads

April 20 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This Saturday, join us as we dive into our new Message in a Bottle: Picturing Maritime Culture in Hampton Roads exhibition. Message in a Bottle considers the maritime culture of Hampton Roads through a call and response between past and present. From the ironclad battles of the Civil War to the maritime departments at Old Dominion University itself, waterways have indelibly shaped this region’s histories, technologies, and cultures. Yet the maritime connections at Hampton Roads extend far beyond local landmarks and industries. Whether we consider the physical movements of global shipping networks or representations of maritime culture in private and public art collections, water connects this region to the world. 

Monarch Makes

April 20 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the Barry Art Museum for this year's collaborative craft! Guests are invited to practice hands-on activities with museum staff and contribute to a community artwork that will be displayed at the museum in August 2024. This year's craft is inspired by the dollhouse on view at the Barry Art Museum in gallery 4. Participants will be prompted with a different craft process each week, contributing to our 2-dimensional community paper dollhouse. Come join us on Saturdays from 2-4 pm to relax, craft, and see your efforts displayed in 2024.

Coffee & Contemporary – Martha Chase

April 25 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a Martha Chase educational program with ODU Nursing school.

BAM Saturday Tour: Martha Chase

April 27 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This Saturday, join us as we tour our Martha Chase: Progressive Kindness exhibition. It was a product of the Progressive Era (1896-1917), a momentous time in American history, marked by significant reform in labor, suffrage, and social science. Emergent leaders such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Alice Paul spread the cause of woman suffrage, drawing in other activists and making the case for a constitutional amendment ensuring a woman’s right to vote.

Monarch Makes

April 27 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the Barry Art Museum for this year's collaborative craft! Guests are invited to practice hands-on activities with museum staff and contribute to a community artwork that will be displayed at the museum in August 2024. This year's craft is inspired by the dollhouse on view at the Barry Art Museum in gallery 4. Participants will be prompted with a different craft process each week, contributing to our 2-dimensional community paper dollhouse. Come join us on Saturdays from 2-4 pm to relax, craft, and see your efforts displayed in 2024.

Coffee & Contemporary – Musical Performance

May 2 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a piano performance by Kristin Quilon!

Monarch Makes

May 4 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the Barry Art Museum for this year's collaborative craft! Guests are invited to practice hands-on activities with museum staff and contribute to a community artwork that will be displayed at the museum in August 2024. This year's craft is inspired by the dollhouse on view at the Barry Art Museum in gallery 4. Participants will be prompted with a different craft process each week, contributing to our 2-dimensional community paper dollhouse. Come join us on Saturdays from 2-4 pm to relax, craft, and see your efforts displayed in 2024.

Mad Hatter Tea Party

May 12 | 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Step into wonderland! An afternoon of mad delights, full afternoon tea, treats and museum merriment! Limited seating: tickets $60/per person or 2/$100 Dress Code: Mad Hatter Chic! Complimentary parking adjacent in the 43rd Street Parking Garage Kindly RSVP by May 2

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