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Hampton University Museum

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© Courtesy of Hampton University Museum
Hampton University Museum
100 East Queen Street
Hampton, Virginia 23668
Venue Type: Museum
QUICK FACTS
Contact
Vanessa Thaxton-Ward
Open hours
Mon-Fri 8-5; Sat 12-4
Cost
Open to the public
DESCRIPTION

Located in Hampton, Virginia, in the heart of the historic Hampton University campus, the Hampton University Museum is a unique institution and a national treasure. Founded in 1868, the Museum is the oldest African American museum in the United States and one of the oldest museums in the state of Virginia. The collections feature over 9,000 objects including African American fine arts, traditional African, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Island, and Asian art; and objects relating to the history of the University. Within its fine arts collection is the largest existing collection of works in any museum by the artists John Biggers, Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, Richmond Barthe and Samella Lewis.

The Hampton University Museum is located in the newly restored Huntington Building (the former library) on the grounds of historic Hampton University campus.