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VIRGINIA MOCA TO HOST FIRST US SOLO EXHIBITION BY UK ARTIST BARNABY BARFORD

July 15, 2013
(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) — The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) will host UK artist Barnaby Barford, September 12-December 29, 2013, known for his work with antique or mass-produced porcelain figures, which he recombines and reassembles into narrative sculpture. This will be Barford’s first solo exhibition in the US and will feature 30 sculptural works which explore and celebrate the human condition, usually with a sinister or sardonic theme. Included in the exhibition is a more recent piece from the artist’s latest acclaimed show, Seven Deadly Sins at The David Gill Gallery LTD (London), and a 2008 short animated film Damaged Goods; a tragic love story played out by porcelain fi…

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VIRGINIA MOCA TO HOST FIRST US SOLO EXHIBITION BY UK ARTIST BARNABY BARFORD

Free Admission to Active Duty Military All Summer at MOCA

May 21, 2013
Contact: Dot Greene, PR & Marketing Specialist 757.425.0000 x.21 dot@VirginiaMOCA.org   For Immediate Release   MOCA TO PARTICIPATE IN BLUE STAR MUSEUMS MOCA is one of more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts.     (VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) May 21, 2013 — Today the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) announced the launch of their participation in Blue Star Museums for the fourth consecutive year, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America …

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Free Admission to Active Duty Military All Summer at MOCA

MOCA SATELLITE GALLERY AT PAVILION two OPENING APRIL 18TH

April 05, 2013
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is partnering with The Runnymede Corporation to open a permanent satellite gallery in the lobby of their Virginia Beach headquarters at 600 22nd Street, Pavilion II, a short walk from the museum. This partnership comes as a result of Runnymede’s President, Andrew Fine’s long-time vision to use the lobby space to showcase the work of local artists. “I have sought this kind of partnership for twenty years,” said Mr. Fine on a recent tour of the exhibition space. Runnymede has been curating the space for the past four years. MOCA Satellite Gallery at Pavilion II has over 80 combined feet of wall space spanning the lob…

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MOCA SATELLITE GALLERY AT PAVILION two OPENING APRIL 18TH

MOCA celebrates Virginia Beach's 50th Anniversary

March 27, 2013
NOW OPEN LATE TUESDAYS! Grab dinner out and meet at MOCA to see the exhibits. Evening Conversations Tours: On the third Tuesday of every month, MOCA offers conversations tours from 6:30-7:30pm. Tour is free with admission. In celebration of the City of Virginia Beach's 50th Anniversary, MOCA is offering FREE ADMISSION to Virginia Beach residents every Tuesday Night from 5-9pm. Simply show your Virginia Beach ID at the Museum Welcome Desk. Virginia Beach is celebrating 50 years! Visit their website or click here to see a listing of upcoming events.   …

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MOCA celebrates Virginia Beach's 50th Anniversary

Teen Takeover Makes Virginia Beach Beacon

March 20, 2013
By Bob RuegseggerVirginian-Pilot correspondent© March 19, 2013 VIRGINIA BEACH Local teens recently gathered at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art on Parks Avenue at the Oceanfront to have fun and learn a little. Teens shared an adult-like art experience that featured nonalcoholic refreshments called “mocktails,” a karaoke jazz club and a photo booth with an array of wearable props. Inspired by the museum’s current contemporary jewelry and footwear fashion exhibits, a committee of teens planned the program to feature wearable art design. Norfolk artist Charles Rasputin gave a screen printing demonstration. The next Teen Takeover Night is June 20.   …

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Teen Takeover Makes Virginia Beach Beacon