Explore Lynchburg's Art Galleries and Museums

Guide to Lynchburg's Museums and Art Galleries

Downtown theaters, art communities, and college-sponsored programs Virginia School of the Artsprovide local citizens with a variety of artistic choices.

Home to the Virginia School of the Arts, and Riverviews Artspace, Lynchburg has an abundance of creative opportunities available to lovers of the arts.
The presence of six colleges adds immeasurably to the Lynchburg MLS area's cultural landscape, pulling in not only entrainment but also internationally known speakers. With more than one dozen book stores, Lynchburg is a frequent stop for book signings and lectures by authors on tour.

Whether you're looking to immerse yourself in music, dance, theater or visual arts, you will find an outlet in Lynchburg and its surrounding areas.

Academy of Fine Arts

The Academy of Fine Arts offers arts programming for the community and by the community! Classes, camps and workshops, juried art exhibits and musical theater... there is something for everyone.

Maier Museum of Art

Randolph College's nationally recognized Maier Museum of Art features works by outstanding American artists of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Riverview Artspace

On the revitalized Lynchburg's Riverfront, Riverviews Artspace presents exhibitions of regionally, nationally and internationally recognized artists.

Avoca Museum

This house is an excellent example of 19th Century American Queen Anne architecture.  It contains a unique collection of local antiques, including Native American artifacts and Civil War memorabilia.

Pest House Medical Museum

The small white frame "Pest House Medical Museum" building - now located in the Old City Cemetery - was originally built in the 1840's and served as a medical office after the Civil War.  In 1987-88 the Southern Memorial Association restored the building to recreate and interpret medical science of the era.

Legacy Museum of African American History

This museum offers exhibitions and programs on all aspects of local African American history and culture from the first arrival of Africans in Lynchburg until present day.

Daura Gallery

The Daura Gallery on the campus of Lynchburg College, features an art collection that includes paintings drawings, prints and sculpture by Pierre Daura and many other American and European artists.

Court House Museum

The newly refurbished historical landmark in downtown Lynchburg is the home of Central Virginia's best collection of memorabilia, fine furnishings, paintings, costumes and industrial history.