Dale Chihuly, Gilded and Amber Chandelier, detail


Jane Piper Baltzell, Untitled (Composition in Red), detail


Your support of the Barry Art Museum is greatly appreciated!

The Barry Art Museum is a private, not-for-profit foundation. It was created in 2017 through the generosity of Carolyn K. and Richard F. Barry III, who donated the Museum’s luminous new building, the Founders’ Collection of art, and operating funds. Visitors of all ages can explore art and the world in which it is made in a museum environment that encourages a dynamic relationship between art objects and observers. The permanent collection showcases international glass sculptures, 20th-century American Modernist paintings, and historical dolls and automata.

The Barry Art Museum is FREE to all visitors. Your gift can support public engagement through innovative programming or the addition of a new work to our growing art collection. Our mission is to provide an environment that inspires intellectual and social inclusiveness for all – many of our guests are first-time museum visitors from the surrounding urban, diverse community. Our approach to the visitor experience encourages both intuitive interpretations and emotional responses to art. ODU educational research and institutional partnerships, as well as visiting experts and artists, enrich and inform these Museum activities.

Leadership Gifts and Planned Giving – Ensuring the Museum is a vibrant source of inspiration for future generations.

Please contact us if you are interested in making a leadership donation that will have a significant impact on our educational programs and special exhibitions. The Museum also has a Legacy Program designed for Charitable Gift Annuities and ways to include the Barry Art Museum in your estate planning. For more information contact: Dan Genard, (757) 683-6386.


Programs and Exhibitions Are Made Possible By Our Generous Museum Sponsors:
Dragas Family Foundation | James A. Hixon | Mrs. Connie Jacobson | Thomas G. Johnson, Jr. | Linda H. Kaufman | The Rutter Family Art Foundation | John O. Wynne