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James Wise Gallery

Located on the campus of Norfolk State University, the James Wise Gallery provides a space for exploring and experiencing art for students, faculty, and the community. Through our exhibitions, we support meaningful interactions between artists, students, and the public.


Please join us for the opening reception of our newest exhibition Crowns of Glory: Ceremony, Culture, and Couture through Caps, Coiffures, and Coverings on February 3rd (6-9pm). 

Crowns of Glory

Weekdays 10:00 am - 4:00 pm during the academic year
Hours vary for exhibition openings. Please see announcements or current exhibitions.

If you wish to make an appointment to view the gallery outside normal hours, please contact Dr. Anna Isbell (

Dr. Anna Isbell, Assistant Professor and Director of the James Wise Gallery
Division of Fine Arts

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