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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 artist’s 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. Additionally, we utilize advanced technology by supplying Quick Read (QR) codes for smartphones so our audience can gather further information. 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 in our Museum 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. 

Sep 16: Small Works, Tall Tales Panel Discussion

Small Works, Tall Tales Panel Discussion

Join us for a talk with the artists on Sep 16!

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Sep 27: Art Crush

Art Crush

An unconventional tour with drinks & games!  

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Oct 14: Master Class with John Tobin

John Tobin, photo courtesy of Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Join exhibiting artist John Tobin for a Master Class inspired by his artistic viewpoint

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