Newport News Community Gallery
The Newport News Community Gallery displays a series of exhibits throughout the year featuring the works of local, national and international artists. This gallery also hosts multiple student exhibits.
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
LINCOLN: The Constitution and the Civil War
Opens May 16th
Presented in partnership with Newport News Public Libraries
Using the Constitution as the cohesive thread, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” offers a fresh and innovative perspective on Lincoln that focuses on his struggle to meet the political and constitutional challenges of the Civil War. Organized thematically, the exhibition explores how Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the war—the secession of Southern states, slavery, and wartime civil liberties. Visitors will leave the exhibition with a more complete understanding of Abraham Lincoln as president and the Civil War as the nation’s gravest constitutional crisis.