Founded in 2018, the museum features contemporary glass sculpture, modern American paintings, historic dolls and automata, and a schedule of rotating exhibitions and programs.
Positioned at the gateway to the University, the Barry Art Museum is a cultural hub at Old Dominion University that advances the understanding of art in its many diverse forms through collecting, display, interpretation, and research. It strives to communicate the results of these endeavors to the widest possible audience through publication, exhibition, educational programs, and collections stewardship.
Designed by Saunders + Crouse Architects, the 24,000-square-foot museum features the red-orange brick exterior and cast-concrete trim seen in other structures on campus, but has a forward-looking design that serves its primary purpose: to showcase art. The two-story building’s signature element is its 40-foot-tall serpentine façade of vertical channel glass.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website