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Southern Routes

May 12 - August 13, 2017

This year as the summer travel season takes hold, Virginia MOCA  explores its own region of the United States: The American south. The south stands as an abundant source of myth and stereotypes. But, its rich and varied history, traditions and cultural output paint a much more complex picture. The south’s fascinating stories are waiting to be shared.  In this exhibition, contemporary photographers offer a peek of what is waiting when you travel down its roads.  The photographers featured present their own take on the people, history, land and culture that have in many ways shaped the story of our nation.  Every artist and every viewpoint tells a completely new story. We hope that Southern Routes is starting point for your exploration both at MOCA and beyond.

Organized by Virginia MOCA. Curated by Heather Hakimzadeh.

Southern Routes is genersouly supported by
The Helen G. Gifford Foundation.


Kelly Berry

Eliot Dudik

Grant Ellis

Kate Medley

Tammy Mercure

Brian Palmer

Tamara Reynolds

Kathleen Robbins

Jerry Siegel

Aaron Turner


ARTnews Magazine


Coastal Virginia Magazine

Virginian-Pilot (Southern Medley with Kate Medley)

Audio Tour:

MOCA Audio Tour Summer 2017

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