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The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MOCA) Exhibitions and Education Department works collectively to generate signature exhibitions and related educational programming. Our goal is to promote contemporary art makers and to expose the community to these artist’s ideas in order to stimulate and enhance social discourse. We do this through group tours, classes, lectures, films, community outreach, and student and teacher-based programming. Within our exhibition spaces we provide interactive areas where guests may engage in hands-on activity. Additionally, we utilize advanced technology by supplying Quick Read (QR) codes for smartphones so our audience can gather further information. The Exhibitions and Education Department supports and practices an inclusive dialogue with all participants -- the artist, the visitor, and the Museum.

MOCA’s definition of “CONTEMPORARY”:  Contemporary art is the product and reflection of the culture in which we live. Most of the artwork in our Museum is made by living artists. We showcase artists that were either radical in their day or are finding new approaches to depicting objects and ideas now. 

may 11: summer opening reception

Meet the artists and celebrate our new exhibitions! 

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may 17: art crush

Art Crush

an unconventional tour with drinks & games!  

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May 18: Pre-K Art Day

Ages 3-5 explore art together!

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