Galleries

and Collections


Norfolk Academy's commitment to the Arts is evident throughout the curriculum.  Through their changing exhibitions and related programs, our Art Galleries support the mission, values, and teaching curriculum of the Academy. They also provide a handsome setting in which the Academy and wider communities can come together for intellectual discovery, broad cultural understanding, and creative expression.

Perrel Art Gallery

The Perrel Art Gallery, made possible through the generosity of the Allen E. Perrel family, is a cornerstone of the visual arts at the John H. Tucker, Jr. Arts Center, with an important role to play in the educated life for which Norfolk Academy prepares its students. Our Perrel Gallery is the focus of both revolving artist’s work and of our private teaching collection. It showcases student work twice a year.

Located to the left of the Price Auditorium foyer, the gallery space provided through the generosity of the Cooper family affords an attractive and accessible setting in which student photographers, as well as alumni, faculty, and staff can display their work.

Cooper Photography Gallery

Located to the left of the Price Auditorium foyer, the gallery space provided through the generosity of the Cooper family affords an attractive and accessible setting in which student photographers, as well as alumni, faculty, and staff can display their work.

George B. Powell Collection

The George B. Powell ’57 Collection of traditional and historic Asian art and artifacts consists of a series of 60 Japanese woodblock prints, objets d’art and artifacts from several Asian countries notably Japan, China and India. These include ceramics, lacquer ware, Moghul Indian miniatures, Noh masks, and a number of directly relevant volumes in the Batten Library. All items are intended for classroom use by faculty and students interested in furthering their knowledge of the art, history, and cultures of Asia.