The Art of Trains

  • The Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries
  • 4509 Monarch Way
  • Norfolk, VA
  • December 15, 2017 - July 15, 2018
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Price: Free

The Art of Trains explores the influence of the train, especially the steam engine, on the growth of America as a nation—connecting its coasts and linking its metropolises to small towns and small towns to each other, creating and embedding the sense of one country that has regional identities but is united by shared national experiences.

From Henry Speller and Grandma Moses to Thomas Hart Benton and Man Ray, the exhibition marries images of trains from the work of self-taught and trained artists, featuring 50 paintings, prints and photographs primarily from the collection of Susan and David Goode, with 14 additional contributions from the collections of Christina Goode, Jay Althouse and Sally Albrecht, photographer Matthew Malkiewicz, the Dügrae Collective, and the Baron and Ellin Gordon Collection of Self-Taught Art at Old Dominion University.

Accompanying the visual art is nearly a century’s worth of train-themed music spanning genres including work songs, jug band music, blues, gospel, swing, jazz, old-time and bluegrass, boogie woogie, rhythm and blues, country, and rock and roll.


Hours:  

Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m.


The Art of Trains
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  • The Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries
  • Free
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday