An exhibition in conjunction with the Hampton 1619 Commemoration

Legacy and Stories is an exhibition of Hampton artists who use their creative medium to present narratives, accounts, and anecdotes which are historical, biographical, or autobiographical in nature. Some works in this exhibition are very personal while others tell more universal stories – some familiar, some new. From artist John J. Moore’s carved wood sculpture and dioramas depicting famous and infamous scenes that shaped African American history and culture to artist Anthony Hurt and artist, art educator, and musician Jackie Merritt who both bring their own unique stories and journeys into their creative expression. The Opening Reception will feature music and hands-on storytelling activities for the public. Legacy and Stories is a very special and important exhibition to begin our 2019-2020 Visual Arts Center Season.

Upcoming dates

Download schedule


  • Starting Tuesday, July 30th, 2019, repeats every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Saturday, September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm


The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center

4205 Victoria Blvd.
Hampton, VA 23663