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The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is a non-profit institution which exists to foster awareness, exploration and understanding of the significant art of our time. Through excellence and diversity in our changing exhibitions and educational programming, MOCA stimulates individual thinking and dialogue throughout the Hampton Roads community

MOCA’s Exhibitions and Education Department works collectively to curate signature exhibitions and related educational programming. We hope to stimulate conversation, inspire creativity and increase understanding of contemporary art in the context of today’s society. Program offerings include group tours, studio classes and workshops, lectures, films, community outreach and family, student and teacher-based events. Our teaching philosophy in the galleries, studios and in the community also emphasizes interactive engagement and conversation. This approach is designed to be flexible and is intended to inspire both cultural and social awareness and to afford students and visitors a more personal experience at the museum.

MOCA accepts exhibition proposals from artists throughout the year.

All proposals must adhere to the guidelines in the application. Click here for the exhibition proposal application. 

Because of the large number of proposals we receive, we ask that you refrain from calling the museum staff to inquire about the status of your materials; we will respond to you as soon as your review is complete. Please allow six months for the review process and include an SASE if you would like your materials returned.

Installation View. Gabriel Dawe: Plexus 28 at Virginia MOCA. Photograph by Glen McClure
Installation View. Gabriel Dawe: Plexus 28 at Virginia MOCA. Photograph by Glen McClure
Installation View. Barnaby Barford at Virginia MOCA. Photograph by Glen McClure
Installation View. Barnaby Barford at Virginia MOCA. Photograph by Glen McClure