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Contemporary Art Center of Virginia

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1983–1989, E. Verner Johnson and Associates. 2200 Parks Ave. Open to the public
  • Contemporary Art Center of Virginia (Richard Guy Wilson)

A serene East Asian feeling pervades the design of this templelike building dedicated to contemporary art. White brick with granite accents is used for the exterior wall surfaces, and darkstained wood surrounds the doors and windows. An extended, hip-roofed entrance canopy draws the visitor toward the generously proportioned interior spaces, including offices, galleries, an auditorium, and a central, twostory enclosed court.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Contemporary Art Center of Virginia", [Virginia Beach, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 457-457.

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