Films & Lectures


Mal Vincent presents... Virginia is for Movie Lovers

Sponsored by Atlantic Shores Retirement Community.

March 16, 23, 30. 

MOCA is delighted to partner again with film critic Mal Vincent for this three-part film series in celebration of our Virginia-centric exhibitions. Mal will introduce each film and share personal stories and the inside scoop on the film and actors featured. Come to the museum early to see the current exhibitions and enjoy a cocktail.

Doors open with cash bar & concessions 6:30pm. Film/introduction 7:15pm.

Tickets: $10 per person | MOCA Members $5 | Purchase a combo ticket to all 3 films and SAVE!                                                                                                                                                                 


Becoming an Artist 

Enjoy an inspiring tribute to the power of mentoring and the vital role it plays in passing on our artistic cultural heritage from one generation to the next. The documentary features acclaimed artists across the disciplines, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Robert Redford, Rosie Perez, Bill T. Jones, Frank Gehry, John Guare and Kathleen Turner working with some of the nation’s most talented students selected by the National YoungArts Foundation. Becoming an Artist is a celebration of our cultural vitality and the need to ensure its continuance. 

Becoming an Artist will be screened daily in Price Auditorium and is free with admission to the museum. Courtesy of National YoungArts Foundation and Simon & Goodman Picture Company. 

For more information, visit To watch a brief video about YoungArts, click here.

Chihuly in the Hotshop

In 2006, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma invited Dale Chihuly to work in their state-of-the-art hotshop, with an amphitheater specifically designed to allow the audience to watch the action close at hand. Chihuly's residency soon became the idea for this documentary, as he set out on an ambitious program that would reflect the sum total of his work in glass over the last thirty years. Film courtesy of the Chihuly Workshop. This film loops daily in MOCA's Rodriguez Pavilion next to MOCA's Dale Chihuly Chandelier.

World Affairs Council Lecture Series

Great Decisions is a program developed by the Foreign Policy Association that provides the local community a unique opportunity to learn about issues of global importance in an engaging and interactive format. Lectures are delivered by well respected experts in the foreign policy field. Great Decisions begins in January and runs for eight consecutive Saturday mornings at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach. World Affairs Council |4501 N. Witchduck Road, Suite G | Virginia Beach, VA 23455 | Phone: (757)-363 3090


Mal Vincent Presents...
Becoming an Artist

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