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exhibit hours:

Tue-Fri: 10am-5pm
Sat-Sun 10am-4pm
Closed Mondays 


now on exhibit

September 16, 2017 - February 11, 2018
September 16, 2017 – February 11, 2018
September 16, 2017 – February 11, 2018
September 16, 2017 – February 11, 2018
October 19, 2017 - March 18, 2018
on display YEAR-ROUND
on display year-round
on display year-round

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Summer Exhibitions Opening Reception

National Light it Up Blue Day

Members-only: Meet and Greet with Courtney Mattison

Lynnhaven River Now Clean-up at MOCA

Teen Takeover: Bring it to Light

Legends of the Fly Benefit & Film

Mar 16: Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception

Driftwood Jewelry Holder:Make it with MOCA

8th Annual Youth Poetry Festival

MOCA at the Central Library

National Museum Day

Deja Performs the Wall

Mini- Make it with MOCA: Tunnel Books

Members Event : Meet-and-Greet with artist Amanda McCavour

Artist Talk: Amanda McCavour

Experimental Embroidery: Master Class with Amanda McCavour

A Mindful Night: Youth Panel Discussion + Pop-up Exhibition

An Evening with Robin Lane - "When Things Go Wrong"

Make it with MOCA: Tunnel Books

Master Class with Heather Bryant

Feb 4: Fused Glass Jewelry for Valentine's Day!

Teen Open Studio: Artist Trading Cards

International Museum Mashup Day

Artist Talk with Jesse Albrecht

Artist Talk: Michelle Erickson

Annual Board of Trustees Meeting

Master Class with Michelle Erickson

Master Class with Eric Standley

Members Event: Meet-and-Greet with artist Eric Standley

A Shot in the Dark ARTini 2017

MOCA Trivia Night

Feb 14: Love Art Together

Studio School Classes begin today!

Artist Talk: Ryan McGinness

closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

MOCA Art Show at Coastal Virginia Wine Fest

#MOCAsnaps Instagram Challenge Launch

Day Without Art Film Screening

Exhibition opening at MOCA's Satellite Gallery

Bus Trip to VMFA: Fine Art and Flowers

SWEA Film Festival

Lizzie London Fashion Show

Closed for Labor Day



Last day of current exhibitions!

Art & Lit: Fresh & Local

Members only: Tour and Cream Tea

Master Class with Wade Mickley

Application Deadline for Teen Stylin'

Young Audiences at MOCA

Bloody Hilarious Films: Four Weddings and a Funeral

Bloody Hilarious Films: Dr. Strangelove

Bloody Hilarious Films: Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

Lyric Opera Musical Recital

VMFA Teen Stylin' at MOCA

Blind Date: A Master Class with Barnaby Barford

The British Are Coming!

Through the Lens: A Master Class with Matt Eich

MOCA Members-Only: Curator's Tour


Master Class with Brian Dettmer

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Slow Art Day 2013

Satellite Gallery Opening

Father's Day Tea Dance

Herat & Soul Wedding Event

Sounds and Rhythms: A Black History Month Celebration

Arts & the Mind: A Lecture with Emmy Award-Winning Filmmaker Leo Eaton

Guest of Cindy Sherman: Film Screening

A Night of Comedy with The Pushers

Evening for Educators

Poetry Open-Mic at MOCA

Master Class: The Digital Portrait with Glen McClure

One-Day Teaser: Improv Comedy 101

Rachel Timmins Master Class

Wine by Design 2013: Sparkle!

Will Liverman and Melody Waters Concert

Sun, May 22 - 2pm: Q&A with Co-Founders of Hi-Fructose

Artist Talk with Beth Cavener

Artist Talk: War Toys with Brian McCarty

An Evening with Wayne White

Artist Talk with Martin Wittfooth

Artist Talk with Tara McPherson

Special Live Painting Event featuring Greg “Craola” Simkins

Mindful Panel Discussion + Community Resource Night

Wayne White: Beauty is Embarrassing Screening at MOCA Nights

In-Depth Process Talk with Beth Cavener

Wayne White: Beauty is Embarrassing Screening at MOCA Nights

House of Blues, Brews, and Stews

Wet Paint: Block Party and Live Painting Event featuring Greg "Craola" Simkins

MOCA + Story Exchange, Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art

Closed Due to Winter Storm

Military Family Day at MOCA

Master Class with Jesse Albrecht

Master Class with Rose Clancy

Artist Talk with Michael Janis

Artist Talk with Jamie Betts

A Tribute to Duke Ellington: Ms. Vinnie Knight and the Jazz and Blues Riders

Opening Reception, Blade Wynne: Yard Work

Teen Studio Workshop: The Abstract Self

Mini-Make it with MOCA: Galaxy Sensory Bottles

MOCA at THE MAIN: Mar 24-26 | Norfolk

Family Fest at the Boardwalk Art Show

Summer Magic Family Night

MOCA + Story Exchange: Muse

Southern Medley: Artist Talk with Kate Medley & A Taste of the South

Artist Talk with Brian Palmer

Members Only Meet & Greet with Brian Palmer

Workshop: Intro to Zentangle

Community Voices Panel Discussion: Moderated by Barbara Hamm Lee

Teen Art Class: The Abstract Self

Master Class with Brian Palmer

Master Class - Southern Fare: Style & Shoot

Calligraphy I: Italic Workshop

Beginners Guide to Using External Flash Workshop

Nifty 50: Getting the Most Out of Your Prime Lens Workshop

Hand Printed Tea Towels Workshop

Annual Board of Trustees Meeting

Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception

Monster Mash: Family Night

Family Fest & PRISMS Closing Reception

Holiday Craft Sale & Family Fest

Recycled Robots: Mini Make-it with MOCA

Teen Studio: Zines! Any Means Necessary

Woven Paper Basket: Make-it with MOCA

Master Class with John Tobin

Small Works, Tall Tales Panel Discussion

The Story of USS Monitor with John V. Quarstein

USS Monitor: Heavy Metal on the High Seas with NOAA

Coffee with the Director featuring special guests Julia & Robin Rogers

Exclusive Education Tour (canceled due to winter weather)

Nov 11: Free Admission for Military on Veteran's Day

Master Class with Tracey St. Peter

FREE Admission on Small Business Saturday

Holiday Craftstravaganza: Mini Make-it with MOCA

Creating Glass Imagery on Fused Glass

Hampton Roads Historium Reception

Teen Class: Introduction to Drawing (Ages 13-17)

ARTini: Drinks & Hijinx

Closing Celebration: Wayne White: MONITORIUM and Small Works, Tall Tales