Films & Lectures


All About Prints

All About Prints is a documentary exploring the art of printmaking from the perspective of influential curators, collectors, dealers, printmakers, and artists. The program touches on the wider history of prints in Western art with an emphasis on key landmarks of printmaking in America. Visually engaging explanations of printmaking terms and techniques are sure to inspire a deeper understanding and appreciation of printmaking as a distinctive art form with unique possibilities. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art. 

Film loops daily in Price Auditorium. 

*Please note that due to scheduled educational programming, this film may not play every day for all hours of exhibitions. Please call ahead to Visitor Services at 757-425-0000x10 if you are planning your trip around this viewing time. 

Chihuly in the Hotshop 

This film is played next to MOCA's Dale Chihuly Chandelier, Mille Colori. Visitors to MOCA can sit and enjoy a portion of he film which loops daily during exhibitions hours in the Rodriguez Pavilion. Copies of the DVD are available to purchase in MOCA's Museum Shop.   

ABOUT THE FILM: In 2006 the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, invited Chihuly to work in their state-of-the-art hotshop, 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 forth on an ambitious program that would reflect the sum total of his work in glass over the last thirty years. All thirteen of his best-known series were revisited along with more than forty artists and gaffers who had worked with Chihuly at the time of the inception of each series.

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


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All About Prints Documentary.