Visit The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

It’s getting a bit chilly outside, so some indoor activities are definitely in order. Thankfully, the indoor attractions in Hampton Roads are as prolific as the outdoor sites to see. One thing we’re not short of is museums. Check out some of the upcoming exhibits at The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.

First, the entrance to the museum is an exhibit in itself. The Public Hospital of 1773 was the first mental hospital in the United States. You’ll see several interesting artifacts from the 18th century, in addition to learning a bit about medical treatment for the mentally ill back in those days.

Once you pass through the hospital, you’ll see the main exhibits which comprise collections from both the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. They contain American and British relics from the 17th through 19th centuries, as well as colonial and contemporary folk art. Here’s some of what you can expect within the few weeks.

Love Unites Us

We know the many interesting ways boy meets girl in our day and time. And through works of art, we can find out how courtship and marriage took place in the 18th century. This tour will run every Friday from January 6 to February 17, 10:15AM to 11AM.

Introduction to Folk Art

Folk Art differs from fine art in that the creators might not have been considered “professionals” according to today’s standards. In fact, much of ancient folk art wasn’t intended to be art in the first place but are intriguing pieces of history. In this tour, you’ll learn about the fascinating pieces in Mrs. Rockefeller’s collection. This tour runs everyday from 12PM to 12:30PM and again from 2PM to 2:30PM.

For more information, visit the museum website. If you’re looking for a new apartment home in Hampton Roads, check out Waypoint Apartments. We have six communities throughout this beautiful area.¬†Contact us¬†today for more information.

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