September 28th - October 7th   A King Of Oneself
curated by Ralph Reynolds and Mark Atkinson

AKOO means A King Of Oneself. A well-known designer of streetwear, Akoo and its talented designers blur the line between hip hop fashion and art. Some describe the industry as a movement, a revolution, a call to action. This exhibit, A King Of Oneself, follows the private and public work of these designers as artists and the impact this work has on public perception and societal change. Included in the exhibition are large format images by Mark Atkinson, a photographer who has captured hip hop fashion and street scenes that reflect the art/fashion connection.

New York City

New York City

October 27 - November 18  The Art of Dying
curated by John Wadsworth

Check back soon for more information on this upcoming exhibition.

Curatorial Fellowship, date to be determined

Each year the Rutter Family Art Foundation sponsors a Curatorial Fellowship. The fellowship supports the mounting of an exhibition in the contemporary art space, Work|Release, located in the heart of Norfolk, Virginia's NEON arts district. The Summer 2017 Fellowship will be announced in January. Click Here to learn more.


The Rutter Family Art Foundation partners with the Chrysler Museum to have events supporting the openings of major art shows and Third Thursday events. Also, support is given to nonprofit arts organizations in our area by offering free living space for visiting artists or guest lecturers. This allows visitors to our city to enjoy the Arts District and participate with the creative community during their stay in Norfolk. To date the Rutter Family Art Foundation has plans to welcome guests of the Chrysler Museum, the Virginia Symphony and the Governor’s School of Art.