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VEER: 'ART: From Automata To Robots'

Springboarding from the Barry Museum’s collection of historical automata, this three-prong exhibition highlights intersections between art, science, and emotion asking, somewhat paradoxically, how robots can better help us understand our own humanity. (More)


Life and Limb: Works by Matt Sesow

“Life and Limb: Works by Matt Sesow,” opened Tuesday and runs through Dec. 18. It contains more than 225 works, including wall drawings and paintings inspired by his weeklong residency in Norfolk this spring. Also in the show are 13 originals from the iconic neo-expressionist painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, who died at 27 in 1988. (More)


VEER: For Life & Limb

Everyone, it seems, has heard of Matt Sesow even if they don't own a painting by him, though it also seems everyone has one—or three—of those. And that is by design. As Sesow says, since he makes his sole living by selling his art, he is fortunate that he enjoys the marketing and selling as much as the making. With no painting priced over $1K and most far less than that, the prices for these paintings are intentionally set within most everyone's reach. But their magnetic appeal extends far beyond their price tag. (More)

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Community Connection: ODU exhibit ‘Life and Limb'

Calling all art lovers! In a few days, ODU will open a new exhibit featuring the work of artist Matt Sesow. The show spans Sesow's career as a self-taught artist, featuring works inspired by his world travels and residencies, including a recent week he spent in Norfolk. (More)

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The Barry Art Museum at ODU: "Fledgling but growing fast. (The Virginian-Pilot)

Charlotte Potter Kasic moved back to Hampton Roads a year ago to do what she does best: create. In her previous life in Norfolk, she helped build the Chrysler Museum of Art’s Glass Studio and was a co-founder of Norfolk’s NEON Festival. This go-round, Kasic returned as manager of education and engagement at the Barry Art Museum at Old Dominion University. She started the job last January; two months later the building closed because of the pandemic. (More)

For All to See

Banksy piece on display at ODU galleries through April 7 (WTKR)

You’ve heard of the elusive Banksy – now here’s your chance to see one of his pieces up close and personal. The anonymous English street artist’s work “Haight Street Rat” will be on display at Old Dominion University’s Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries as a featured exhibition from now until April 7. (More)


Barry Art Museum brings 24,000 square feet of art in many forms to ODU's campus

Two life-size pieces of art greet visitors when they enter the Barry Art Museum at Old Dominion University. When you look up, there's a chandelier created by famed glass artist Dale Chihuly. The 260 glass pieces in shades of brown and amber form a 600-pound column that catches the light reflected off the glass panels on the museum's front wall. (More)

Greta Pratt

Pratt’s Portraits Add Contemporary Flair to Chrysler’s Lincoln Exhibit

Greta Pratt's photos of Abe Lincoln enactors form the exhibit “Nineteen Lincolns” on display at Norfolk’s Chrysler Museum of Art through July 5. Paired with “Shooting Lincoln,” archival photos of the president owned by the Chrysler, the show pairs the historic with the contemporary to reveal Lincoln’s enduring humanity. (More)

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Presidential Inauguration

ODU commemorated the inauguration of President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., during Homecoming Weekend 2022. Relive the historic weekend.

Fall Open House

It's time to fall in love with ODU! Join us for our last Open House event of the semester on Saturday, November 19.

Commencement 2022

Visit the Commencement Office for information on event times, caps & gowns, tickets and more!