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Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose

May 22, 2016 – Dec 31, 2016
The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) will feature some of the foremost contemporary artists through a ten year retrospective of the art magazine, Hi-Fructose. This exhibition is a unique opportunity to bring a broad spectrum of artwork by over 50 artists from the pages of magazines and computer screens to the walls of a contemporary art museum dedicated to educating on the significant art of today. Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose is a collaborative initiative by two like-minded organizations – MOCA in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Hi-Fructose The New Contemporary Art Magazine in San Francisco, California. Both are committed to creating an awareness of contempora…

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Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose
Martin Wittfooth. Incantation. Oil on canvas, 2014. Courtesy of the artist.

ARTlab Summer/Fall 2016

May 22 - December 31, 2016
Explore the new exhibitions hands-on in ARTlab! The Butler Gallery (ARTlab) is a space for all ages to discover current exhibiting artists and their processes through interactive activities, fun facts, art making stations and reading materials provided by the Virginia Beach Public Library.   …

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ARTlab Summer/Fall 2016
ARTlab Summer/Fall 2016

christine k. harris: awake

MAY 22 - SEPTEMBER 4, 2016
www.christinekharris.com Artist Christine K. Harris wants us to wake up. Too often we move through life, head down, involved in our personal problems in our minds and on our screens. But, if we just look up and around, there is a possibility for deep insight. We have the opportunity to recognize the ties that bind everything together into a whole: People, plants, insects, and animals. Everything that lives has connection to everything else. Learning to pay close, thoughtful attention to the natural world is a process whose story continues to unfold. Christine K Harris is a sculptor and part time art therapist. She earned a Master’s Degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in art therapy…

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christine k. harris: awake
Christine K. Harris. "Fragile Shelter", 2016. Resin, Polymer Clay, Acrylic Paint. Courtesy of the Artist.

Open (C)all 2016 Exhibition

June 1 - September 4, 2016
Many of the artists featured in Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose are influenced by art history. For this Open (C)all exhibition, MOCA invited Hampton Roads artists of all ages to respond to the work of one of the following artists: Andy Warhol Max Ernst Hieronymous Bosch Francisco Goya Alphonse Mucha Walt Disney Ingres Frida Kahlo Rembrandt Dr. Seuss Each of the artists above has been cited as influences of one or more artists participating in Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose. The works featured in this Open (C)all exhibition reflect individual imagination in creating a new work of art. MOCA would like to thank all the artists who submitted work for this exh…

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Open (C)all 2016 Exhibition
Installation view of Open (C)all 2015 at MOCA

Outdoor Sculptures

on display year round.
After you've visited MOCA's main exhibitions in our galleries, be sure to take a walking tour of our outdoor sculptures. Download the Outdoor Sculptures map. #1 Steven LesserOlympia, 2001 Plate steel 2001.46.LTLLES #2 Michael ManjarrisPoetic Object Series: Knowledge, 2001 Negro Monterrey Marble 2001.46.LTLMAN #3 Lila KatzenCurled Up C, 1979 Stainless steel and cor-ten 1979.24.LTLKAT #4 Steven LesserMano Hermano, 1999 Plate steel 1999.44.LTLLES #5 MASAYUKI ODAVoyage, 1987 Mixed media 1987.32.03 HELP US PROTECT THE ART: PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB ON SCULTPURES.  See more Public Art in Virginia Beach: Download the Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Guide.  …

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Outdoor Sculptures
Steven Lesser, Olympia, 2001.