George Wesley Bellows, Portrait of Jean Bellows, detail

Public Programs Demo

Message in a Bottle: Sea Legs Summer Challenge

May 31 | 11:00 am - June 2 | 5:00 pm

June 1st is clean the bay day. This weekend's challenge is to participate in the Chesapeake Bay Foundations Clean the Bay day or pick up some of our own local litter!   Join us every weekend throughout the summer for a series of fun nautical challenges! From knot tying to navigation, building a lighthouse from legos to writing stories set within our maritime paintings, there are activities for all to enjoy! Each weekend presents a new challenge, open for participation from Friday to Sunday. Complete challenges, collect stamps, and win prizes! Visit the front desk to pick up your Sea Legs Summer Challenge Stamp Book. 

Message in a Bottle: Sea Legs Summer Challenge

June 7 | 11:00 am - June 9 | 5:00 pm

Sea Legs is partnering with Aquatic Archive to provide the public with an opportunity to participate in mural painting. This weekend join us to add your colour to the mural. Join us every weekend throughout the summer for a series of fun nautical challenges! From knot tying to navigation, building a lighthouse from legos to writing stories set within our maritime paintings, there are activities for all to enjoy! Each weekend presents a new challenge, open for participation from Friday to Sunday. Complete challenges, collect stamps, and win prizes! Visit the front desk to pick up your Sea Legs Summer Challenge Stamp Book. 

Message in a Bottle: Sea Legs Summer Challenge

June 14 | 11:00 am - June 16 | 5:00 pm

This weekend we will set up a navigation skills course where kids can learn basic navigation techniques using compasses and maps. Join us every weekend throughout the summer for a series of fun nautical challenges! From knot tying to navigation, building a lighthouse from legos to writing stories set within our maritime paintings, there are activities for all to enjoy! Each weekend presents a new challenge, open for participation from Friday to Sunday. Complete challenges, collect stamps, and win prizes! Visit the front desk to pick up your Sea Legs Summer Challenge Stamp Book. 

U-Nite: Message in a Bottle – Summer Film Series

June 14 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Every second Friday of the month we will show a family-friendly movie with a Maritime theme. The movie will begin at 8 PM. Lifeboat - June 14th at 8 PM at Barry Art Museum - 1075 West 43rd Street Norfolk, VA 23508 BYOB: Blanket, Beverage, Buddy! 1) The event is free and open to all. 2) This event will take place at the BAM loading dock driveway. 3) Bring a blanket or low beach chair to make yourself comfortable. 4) Food and drinks are not allowed inside the museum. 5) Free Parking is available at Constant Center South Garage, 43rd Street Norfolk. All the free parking spaces are labelled "Reserved for Barry Art Museum"

Message in a Bottle: Sea Legs Summer Challenge

June 21 | 11:00 am - June 23 | 5:00 pm

Sea Legs is partnering with Aquatic Archive to provide the public with an opportunity to participate in mural painting. This weekend join us to add your colour to the mural. Join us every weekend throughout the summer for a series of fun nautical challenges! From knot tying to navigation, building a lighthouse from legos to writing stories set within our maritime paintings, there are activities for all to enjoy! Each weekend presents a new challenge, open for participation from Friday to Sunday. Complete challenges, collect stamps, and win prizes! Visit the front desk to pick up your Sea Legs Summer Challenge Stamp Book. 

Message in a Bottle: Sea Legs Summer Challenge

July 5 | 11:00 am - July 7 | 5:00 pm

To celebrate the 4th of July weekend, we are encouraging guests to go out to our beautiful sea and take a selfie!  Join us every weekend throughout the summer for a series of fun nautical challenges! From knot tying to navigation, building a lighthouse from legos to writing stories set within our maritime paintings, there are activities for all to enjoy! Each weekend presents a new challenge, open for participation from Friday to Sunday. Complete challenges, collect stamps, and win prizes! Visit the front desk to pick up your Sea Legs Summer Challenge Stamp Book. 

Message in a Bottle: Sea Legs Summer Challenge

July 12 | 11:00 am - July 14 | 5:00 pm

This weekend kids embark on the journey with nothing but a map that will lead them to the treasure Barry Art Museum holds!  Join us every weekend throughout the summer for a series of fun nautical challenges! From knot tying to navigation, building a lighthouse from legos to writing stories set within our maritime paintings, there are activities for all to enjoy! Each weekend presents a new challenge, open for participation from Friday to Sunday. Complete challenges, collect stamps, and win prizes! Visit the front desk to pick up your Sea Legs Summer Challenge Stamp Book. 

U-Nite: Message in a Bottle – Summer Film Series

July 12 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Every second Friday of the month we will show a family-friendly movie with a Maritime theme. The movie will begin at 8 PM. Muppet Treasure Island - July 12th at 8 PM at Barry Art Museum - 1075 West 43rd Street Norfolk, VA 23508 BYOB: Blanket, Beverage, Buddy! 1) The event is free and open to all. 2) This event will take place at the BAM loading dock driveway. 3) Bring a blanket or low beach chair to make yourself comfortable. 4) Food and drinks are not allowed inside the museum. 5) Free Parking is available at Constant Center South Garage, 43rd Street Norfolk. All the free parking spaces are labelled "Reserved for Barry Art Museum"

Message in a Bottle: Sea Legs Summer Challenge

July 19 | 11:00 am - July 21 | 5:00 pm

This weekend's challenge is for kids to design and build their own lighthouses using only LEGO bricks! Come join us every weekend throughout the summer for a series of fun nautical challenges! From knot tying to navigation, building a lighthouse from legos to writing stories set within our maritime paintings, there are activities for all to enjoy! Each weekend presents a new challenge, open for participation from Friday to Sunday. Complete challenges, collect stamps, and win prizes! Visit the front desk to pick up your Sea Legs Summer Challenge Stamp Book. 

Message in a Bottle: Sea Legs Summer Challenge

July 26 | 11:00 am - July 28 | 5:00 pm

Guests will be invited to craft paper models of some of the most influential and striking ships in maritime history. After they complete these models, their ship will be able to set sail on the water.  Join us every weekend throughout the summer for a series of fun nautical challenges! From knot tying to navigation, building a lighthouse from legos to writing stories set within our maritime paintings, there are activities for all to enjoy! Each weekend presents a new challenge, open for participation from Friday to Sunday. Complete challenges, collect stamps, and win prizes! Visit the front desk to pick up your Sea Legs Summer Challenge Stamp Book. 

U-Nite: Message in a Bottle – Summer Film Series

August 9 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Every second Friday of the month we will show a family-friendly movie with a Maritime theme. The movie will begin at 8 PM. White Squall - August 9th at 8 PM at Barry Art Museum - 1075 West 43rd Street Norfolk, VA 23508 BYOB: Blanket, Beverage, Buddy! 1) The event is free and open to all. 2) This event will take place at the BAM loading dock driveway. 3) Bring a blanket or low beach chair to make yourself comfortable. 4) Food and drinks are not allowed inside the museum. 5) Free Parking is available at Constant Center South Garage, 43rd Street Norfolk. All the free parking spaces are labelled "Reserved for Barry Art Museum"

Message in a Bottle: Sea Legs Summer Challenge

August 16 | 11:00 am - August 18 | 5:00 pm

Guests are invited to come join the BAM and do some maritime-themed creative writing. After being given the prompts and tools, guests may reflect in the galleries. Join us every weekend throughout the summer for a series of fun nautical challenges! From knot tying to navigation, building a lighthouse from legos to writing stories set within our maritime paintings, there are activities for all to enjoy! Each weekend presents a new challenge, open for participation from Friday to Sunday. Complete challenges, collect stamps, and win prizes! Visit the front desk to pick up your Sea Legs Summer Challenge Stamp Book. 

Message in a Bottle: Sea Legs Summer Challenge

August 30 | 11:00 am - September 1 | 5:00 pm

This week's challenge consists of a crossword quiz that contests guests' knowledge and ability to find answers.  Join us every weekend throughout the summer for a series of fun nautical challenges! From knot tying to navigation, building a lighthouse from legos to writing stories set within our maritime paintings, there are activities for all to enjoy! Each weekend presents a new challenge, open for participation from Friday to Sunday. Complete challenges, collect stamps, and win prizes! Visit the front desk to pick up your Sea Legs Summer Challenge Stamp Book. 

U-Nite: Message in a Bottle – Summer Film Series

September 13 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Every second Friday of the month we will show a family-friendly movie with a Maritime theme. The movie will begin at 8 PM. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - September 13th at 8 PM at Barry Art Museum - 1075 West 43rd Street Norfolk, VA 23508 BYOB: Blanket, Beverage, Buddy! 1) The event is free and open to all. 2) This event will take place at the BAM loading dock driveway. 3) Bring a blanket or low beach chair to make yourself comfortable. 4) Food and drinks are not allowed inside the museum. 5) Free Parking is available at Constant Center South Garage, 43rd Street Norfolk. All the free parking spaces are labelled "Reserved for Barry Art Museum"

No Event found