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An innovative collaboration of visual and performing arts and education in the unique historic setting of the former DC prison.

Exhibitions and Events

October 25, 2014 to January 19, 2015

Dada Re-Discovered explores how contemporary media and ideas can filter past Dada concepts and artwork.  The exhibit will feature sound, video, performance and other visual mixed media.

December 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014

The Workhouse Arts Center is proud to present our Featured Artists and Studio Exhibitions for the month of December. An opening reception for all studio shows and featured artists listed below will be held campus-wide during our 2nd Saturday Art Walk, December 13, from 6-9 pm.

December 20, 2014 to January 11, 2015

The Workhouse Arts Center Student/Faculty Exhibition gives Workhouse students the opportunity to exhibit all the wonderful skills they have acquired by showcasing their original artworks next to their instructor’s work in our beautiful McGuireWoods Gallery.

January 1, 2015 to January 31, 2015

The Workhouse Arts Center is proud to present our Featured Artists and Studio Exhibitions for the month of October. An opening reception for all studio shows and featured artists listed below will be held campus-wide during our 2nd Saturday Art Walk, January 10, from 6-9 pm

January 7, 2015 to February 2, 2015

Public Opening Reception: Saturday, January 10, 6-8pm 
A Conversation with Phil Rogers (via Skype): Sunday, January 18, 11am (Building W-3), following 10am special exhibit viewing (Building W-8)

“Drink This!” will be displayed in Building W-8 (Ceramics Building). Open hours for this special exhibition are Sunday-Tuesday: 12-5pm and Wednesday-Saturday 11am-6pm.

January 10, 2015 through February 14, 2015 through March 14, 2015

The 2nd Saturday Art Walk at the Workhouse showcases the diverse work of more than 100 visual artists in a unique historic venue, creating an atmosphere that encourages visitors to immerse themselves in the richness of this creative community.

January 15, 2015

Margaret Hancock: Art and Design Educator

January 24, 2015 to April 5, 2015

Reference is a multi-media exploration of the various modes of influence that inform visual artists in both content and process. In Reference, participating artists incorporate performance, sound, process, and imagery to address the strong influence of other artists, visual and otherwise, upon their creative output as well as their deepest philosophical and spiritual understandings.

February 4, 2015 to March 8, 2015

The Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to announce that an exhibition of Julia Galloway’s work will be on display in Bldg. W-8-Ceramics from February 4 - March 8, 2015. 

February 19, 2015

Evie Terrono: Professor of Art History at Randolph-Macon College

February 28, 2015

Collectors Showcase 2015, a fundraiser and exhibit, features the best in visual arts from all the Artists at the Workhouse.