Art Galleries - Department of Fine Art and Art History - Christopher Newport University

Department of Fine Art and Art History

Art Galleries

ArtCNU holds several exhibitions throughout the academic year in the Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center. On the second floor, we hold exhibitions in the Academic and Student Galleries, the Microgallery, and North and East Halls. Our spring semester Senior Thesis Exhibition will be displayed in the William M. Grace Community Gallery on the first floor.

Public exhibitions curated by the Torggler are also housed in these shared spaces, as well as in the magnificent Anne Noland Edwards Gallery on the second floor.

The Torggler is open to the public Tuesdays - Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sundays, noon - 5 p.m.


Photography Exhibition

The 17th CNU Annual Photography Exhibition is moving to the Fall! This annual photography competition has become one of the most popular events on campus each year, hosted by the Department of Fine Art and Art History and the Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center.

Open to all CNU students, staff, faculty, alumni, Torggler Charter Patrons, and the CNU Lifelong Learning Society. We invite the creative spirits of all Captains throughout our community to celebrate and support the creativity within each of us.

Each entry will be evaluated and judged by a professional photographer. Awards will be given for technical as well as aesthetic merit.

Download the Prospectus and Entry Form, which is required upon submission of your work.

Photography Exhibition Important Dates
Drop Off  October 20, 23 & 24, 2023 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Torggler 212
Exhibition November 4, 2023 - January 7, 2024
Pick Up January 8-9, 2024 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Torggler 212

Submission Criteria:

  • limit of 2 Photographic Entries per person
  • minimum frame size: 11x14
  • all works must be original photographic compositions
  • black and white or color photography accepted
  • all submissions must be either framed in black or white frames, frameless canvases, aluminum or glass prints
  • all work must be properly wired and ready to hang
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