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Peninsula Fine Arts Center

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Address: 101 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
Phone Number: (757) 596-8175
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Explore the visual arts at Pfac with an ever-changing array of...
Explore the visual arts at Pfac with an ever-changing array of exhibitions, programs, and events for kids and adults. Our Hands On For Kids gallery has self-guided activities year-round and Paint Days on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The first weekend of the month is free, with volunteer-led family activities on Saturday. Join us on the third Thursday of the month for Art After 5, Pfac’s free live music, poetry and art happening. Show us your creative side; there is something for everybody. Art is what you make it!
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Tiny But Nice

We went to see the African American art display. I have never been to this museum before. The displays are beautiful and are laid out well. The young lady at the information booth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
Phyllis D
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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We went to see the African American art display. I have never been to this museum before. The displays are beautiful and are laid out well. The young lady at the information booth was informative and helpful. We walked through and enjoyed the amazing artwork on a self-guided tour. The place is very small and we were able to go... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This museum has changing exhibits, a gift shop, and sometimes offers poetry readings and wine in the evenings. Check the schedule.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Although the paintings for the current Environmental exhibit were fantastic, I found the rest of the artwork less than Fine. The Center is free, so it's a nice thing to do when you have an hour to kill. The grounds looked like they had nice running/walking trails that I'd like to explore on a warmer day.

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Syracuse
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Perhaps our expectations were raised too high by visiting the Mariners' Museum, just next door, but we found this museum disappointing and the art displayed there to be somewhat uninspired. We've enjoyed visits to many small museums and galleries, but here I don't think anyone in our group felt the need to dwell over what seemed like a fairly humdrum... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I loved the art pieces. The gift shop is items all made by artist. It has an outside area that you can rent for weddings, or a party that area is supper nice. If you like art and you want to see something different it is good. They also have kid art classes. You will have to call to get... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I got there on the last day, this was a FABULOUS show! Even though they are a small museum, they had lots of wonderful paintings from the Reading Museum's traveling show, "American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artist's Colony." There was plenty to look at, and I was happily immersed for over an hour and a half. Their gift shop... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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34 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We came for the American Impressionist paintings display and were not disappointed. The museum doesn't have a lot of galleries but it is clean, modern and very reasonable in price. There is a museum shop near the front door. Lots of parking space, no restaurant.

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Hertford, North Carolina, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We visited this museum to see the American Impressionist exhibit that is currently showing. As luck would have it, we arrived on a "free" weekend, so there was no admission charge! This was our first visit to the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, but it certainly won't be our last. While we were somewhat disappointed in the exhibit, the facility itself... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I'm a member here, so I'm a little biased. I have also taken watercolor painting classes here, and it is a great art center. You really should visit at least a few times to get the flavor of the place. They also have wonderful classes for children. What a prize for this community!

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Yorktown, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The Peninsula Fine Arts Center (PFAC) is nice, tho relatively small. Most art museums are large and I feel drained after walking through them. The PFAC is the right size...especially if you go on a "free" weekend or if you join as an annual member.

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