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Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art Appoints Gary Ryan As Executive Director

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sallie Wiggins PR Specialist 757-425-0000 ex. 321Sallie@VirginiaMOCA.org Virginia Beach, VA: Board President Andrew Hodge and the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) are pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Ryan as the new Executive Director of MOCA. A Norfolk native, Gary has more than twenty years of leadership experience, which includes leading business development at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and strategic initiatives at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Most recently, Ryan served as the Director of Development at the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, NY where she also assumed the role of Interim Executive Director.…

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Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art Appoints Gary Ryan As Executive Director

ANDY HARRIS: A SECOND HELPING OF LEFTOVERS OPENS AT VIRGINIA MOCA

Monday, September 10, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sallie Wiggins PR Specialist 757-425-0000 ex. 321Sallie@VirginiaMOCA.org Virginia Beach, VA – September 10, 2018 - The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) celebrates the opening of Andy Harris: A Second Helping of Leftovers. Working in mixed media collage, Harris has a recognizable visual aesthetic. He creates rich textured surfaces using hand painted papers to depict singular objects as bold graphic forms. His works have an immediate allure. They are relatable and yet fresh and unexpected. Harris prompts viewers to reflect on the role waste plays in our everyday lives, from creation to consumption and beyond. Disposing of objects without much thought has unfor…

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 ANDY HARRIS: A SECOND HELPING OF LEFTOVERS OPENS AT VIRGINIA MOCA

WHEN THE WATER RISES: RECENT PAINTINGS BY JULIE HEFFERNAN OPENS AT VIRGINIA MOCA

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sallie Wiggins PR Specialist 757-425-0000 ex. 321Sallie@VirginiaMOCA.org Virginia Beach, VA – September 4, 2018 - The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) celebrates the opening of When the Water Rises: Recent Paintings by Julie Heffernan. Julie Heffernan's recent paintings create alternative habitats in response to environmental disaster and planetary excess. With rising waters, she imagines worlds in trees or on rafts in which undulating mattresses, tree boughs, and road signs guide the journey. Construction cones interrupt the landscape signaling places to stop, enter tiny interior worlds, and reflect on the human condition—its feckless activity, violence, …

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WHEN THE WATER RISES: RECENT PAINTINGS BY JULIE HEFFERNAN OPENS AT VIRGINIA MOCA

TODD SCHORR: ATOMIC COCKTAIL OPENS AT VIRGINIA MOCA

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sallie Wiggins PR Specialist 757-425-0000 ex. 321Sallie@VirginiaMOCA.org Virginia Beach, VA – August 28, 2018 – The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) celebrates the opening of Todd Schorr: Atomic Cocktail. The public reception takes place at 7:30pm on Friday, September 21. Artist Todd Schorr is a leading figure in the Pop Surrealism and Lowbrow art movements. Schorr is inspired by Renaissance masters such as Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, and Salvador Dali, as well as the early animated cartoons of Walt Disney and Max Fleischer, underground comics best exemplified by Zap, and classis films from the 1930’s such as King Kong and Frankenstein. Schorr comb…

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TODD SCHORR: ATOMIC COCKTAIL OPENS AT VIRGINIA MOCA

Executive Director Debi Gray's Retirement

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sallie Wiggins PR Specialist 757-425-0000 x321Sallie@VirginiaMOCA.org Virginia Beach, VA – June 19, 2018 – The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art has announced that Debi Gray will retire as Executive Director as of January 31, 2019. Coming to MOCA in 2009, she guided the museum through the final stages of accreditation, which was awarded by the American Alliance of Museums in December 2010. Under her tenure, Gray has established MOCA as one of the most preeminent contemporary art museums focused on the art of now. She has been a tireless advocate for elevating the curatorial program and took on the largest and most groundbreaking exhibition endeavors in the museu…

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 Executive Director Debi Gray's Retirement