Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center - About

Open Tuesday - Sunday 

Serving the Christopher Newport community, Hampton Roads and all of Virginia, the Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center cultivates extraordinary encounters with the visual arts. Whether viewing an exhibition, taking a class, or attending a lecture or gallery talk, the Torggler beckons you to explore compelling ideas through the transformative lens of visual art.

This remarkable 83,000 square-foot building features a luminous atrium capped by three cascading domes, symbolizing the three ships commanded by the university’s namesake, Christopher Newport. In addition to housing the Department of Fine Art and Art History, the Torggler offers the following amenities:

The center bears the name of Mary M. Torggler. Mary and her husband George are longtime supporters of arts and education programs at Christopher Newport. Through their generosity, they have created unique opportunities for artists in both the performing and visual arts to flourish.


The Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center seeks to enrich the cultural landscape of the commonwealth of Virginia by presenting exceptional visual arts programming that empowers creative expression, critical thinking, lifelong learning and cultural dialogue.


Anne Noland Edwards Gallery

William M. Grace Community Gallery

Academic Gallery


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