Public Programs

We are proud to host a variety of FREE programming to accompany our exhibitions and collections.

RSVP for events in the “Calendar” tab

U-Nite: After Hours Programming

Second Fridays are U-Nite at the Barry Art Museum, an evening to UNITE our campus and community with after-hours programming. A night at the museum. 

Upcoming U-Nites:

  • U-Nite: Summer Movie Series


Saturdays at the Barry

Saturday is Family Day at the Barry Art Museum!

1PM Guided Tour with BAM Education team

2-4PM Monarch Makes, Hand-on Workshop with BAM Student Gallery Hosts

FREE (donations encouraged)


Coffee + Contemporary Art

Art in its many diverse forms + FREE Vessel Craft Coffee! Every Thursday during ODU’s Fall/Spring Semester during Activity Hour (12:30-1:30PM)

Movement Workshops with Deborah Wallace

The second Sunday of each month, join ODU lecturer, Emmy-nominated Producer, Writer, Director, and Performer, Deborah Wallace for Viewpoints, an experimental movement practice that provides actors and dancers with a framework for creating ensemble work for the stage. Through the shared vocabulary of Viewpoints, we investigate and analyze performance by examining ourselves and the ensemble in time and space.

Composition is “writing on your feet”; the practice of selecting and arranging the separate components of theatrical language into a cohesive work of art for the stage.

Art Inspired Yoga

Take some time to unwind with our collection of 30 min yoga classes, inspired by art in the Barry Art Museum collection. Each video has a specific theme derived from noteworthy artworks in varied locations in our galleries. These pre-recorded yoga lessons are instructed by Rise & Shine Yoga with Leah Villanueva Viray. To watch the entire collection of yoga classes please click here.