Upcoming Exhibitions

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Becoming an Artist

January 31 - April 19, 2015
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…

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Becoming an Artist

New Waves 2015

January 31 - April 19, 2015
MOCA presents its annual juried exhibition, New Waves 2015. To celebrate our 20th juried exhibition, MOCA is offering additional prizes including a special People’s Choice award this year! Over 230 artists from across Virginia submitted work in 2014 and proved, yet again, that the Commonwealth contains a rich and vast array of artistic talent. Each year this exciting exhibition demonstrates the diversity of materials and approaches that are used in contemporary art today. Accepted Artists: Sarah Bean, Radford Riana Bovill,  Warrenton       Shannon Castleman, Richmond      Jennifer Creef, Chesapeake Catherine Day, McLean Josh DeWall, Norfolk Erika Diamond, Richmond Erica Fallin, Rest…

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New Waves 2015

Ryan McGinness: Studio Visit

January 31 - April 19, 2015
This exhibition opens on Janurary 30th from 6-8pm.  Ryan McGinness: Studio Visit explores the creative process of a Virginia Beach native and artist.  In 2009, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) commissioned a work inspired by the museum’s collection. The result is a 16-panel painting containing 200 icons that reference works from the VMFA.  We now have an opportunity to see how McGinness conceived and created this stunning work. There are three parts to this exhibition. The first provides a glimpse of McGinness’ studio practice. Listen to his favorite playlist as you see the artist screenprint the final work! The second shows early artworks he made while growing up in Virginia B…

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Ryan McGinness: Studio Visit

Selections from the AIGA SHRED Skateboard Art Show

JANUARY 31 - APRIL 19, 2015
MOCA has partnered with AIGA Hampton Roads to exhibit a selection of skateboards from their annual SHRED Design Competition.  In 2014, over 50 graphic artists submitted skatedeck designs to be judges by a panel of expert judges. AIGA held the annual event at MOCA, where all skatedecks were displayed and awards were presented. In addition to the awards present by AIGA, MOCA's Curators selected 19 of the skatedecks to be exhibited in MOCA's Community Gallery January 31 - Apri1 19 2015.  Exhibiting Artists: Ashley Berkman Brian Villalon Cherilyn Colbert Christopher Kozak Ellis Chay Erika Wright Gabriel Pons Igor Turovskig – Standard Ishaway Friestad Jessy Davis Kim Moore Matthew Kuntz Mel…

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Selections from the AIGA SHRED Skateboard Art Show

Rob and Nick Carter

May 21 - August 16, 2015
Artists Rob and Nick Carter have concerned themselves with you, the museum visitor. As image-laden technology increases in our culture, the length of time an artwork can attract and hold attention decreases. In this exhibition, the Carters present an irresistible invitation to look, and look again. They added color, form and movement to art historical master works with 21st century technology.  Van Gogh’s Sunflowers have become a three-dimensional bronze sculpture. Each brush stroke of the artist’s hand is visible in the gleaming metal. What appears to be a Dutch still life painting of a vase of flowers challenges expectations as the scene changes and shifts. Day turns to night. Flowers…

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Rob and Nick Carter