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The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MOCA) Exhibitions and Education Department works collectively to generate signature exhibitions and related educational programming. Our goal is to promote contemporary art makers and to expose the community to these artists' ideas in order to stimulate and enhance social discourse. We do this through group tours, classes, lectures, films, community outreach, and student and teacher-based programming.

Within our exhibition spaces we provide interactive areas where guests may engage in hands-on activity. The Exhibitions and Education Department supports and practices an inclusive dialogue with all participants -- the artist, the visitor, and the museum.

MOCA’s definition of “CONTEMPORARY”:  Contemporary art is the product and reflection of the culture in which we live. Most of the artwork at MOCA is made by living artists. We showcase artists that were either radical in their day or are finding new approaches to depicting objects and ideas now. 

Mar 25: FREE Family Fest

Activities for kids and families!

Family fun with art activities and more!  

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Mar 28: Art Crush

Art Crush games in the galleries.

An unconventional tour with drinks & games!

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Mar 30: Opening Reception: The Art of the ViBe

Marlowe Emerson, Printemps (detail), 2017. Mixed media on canvas. 48 x 48 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Visit our Satellite Gallery to see art by local artists!

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