Questions? Contact: Rita Utz at 757-425-0000 x324 or or call Visitor Services at 757-425-0000 x310.

Membership at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art is not only a wonderful way to support the Arts, membership provides you with benefits to enjoy all year long. Whether you are interested in upcoming exhibitions, participating in studio school, or attending social events that match your cultural interests, MOCA connects you with the best contemporary community in Hampton Roads. Review the membership levels below and find the right way to experience the art of now at MOCA.

All MOCA members receive:

  • FREE museum admission!
  • $15 off studio school art classes above $50; $5 off studio school art classes $50 or less
  • Members only pre-registration dates for studio school and art camp
  • Curatorial walk through of exhibitions at openings
  • Free members access to all opening exhibition receptions
  • Discounts on select MOCA ticketed events
  • 10% off items in MOCA's shop
  • Subscription to e-newletter 
  • Access to "members only" events

Membership levels

Individual Membership - $50

Discounted Individual - $40

  • College students 18 to 24
  • Seniors 65+
  • Active Duty Military
  • Current Teachers with valid ID

 All of the benefits listed above for one adult. 

Household Membership - $65

Discounted Household - $55

  • Seniors 65+
  • Active Duty Military
  • Current Teacher Households with valid ID

 All of the benefits listed above for two adults and dependents under 18 living in your household plus:

  • Invitations to and discounts on family programming
  • Bring one guest for FREE to exhibition opening receptions

Associate Membership - $125

All of the benefits listed above plus:

  • Reciprocal benefits to more than 750 museums across North America via NARM and ROAM
  • Two one-time use guest admission passes 

Members who join at this level and higher receive free admission during regular hours at all participating NARM and ROAM museums. Members also receive discounted pricing for select ticketed exhibitions and events and discounts in reciprocal museum shops. This is a great benefit and savings for museum lovers!

Click Here for a list of NARM Participating Museums
Click here for a list of ROAM Participating Museums

Patron Membership - $250

All of the benefits listed above plus:

  • Free admission for one guest each time you visit
  • Access to more than 47 additional museums nationwide via the MARP Participating Museums and ModCo.
  • Invitation to private, specialized education program  


Donor Membership - $500

All of the benefits listed above plus:

  • Recognitition in the Annual Report
  • Four additional one-time use guest admission passes (total of 6)
  • Invitation to the Boardwalk Art Show Cocktail Reception

Leadership Members

Our Leadership members are part of our Major Giving Societies and enjoy many exclusive benefits. For more information on these membership levels please contact Emily Barnhill, Director of Development, at or 757-425-0000 x.313.

Collector’s Circle Membership - $1,250

All of the benefits listed above plus:

  • Inclusion in the Friends of MOCA Society
  • Unlimited one-time use guest admission passes (no more than four per request, please)
  • Invitations to exclusive Exhibition Opening VIP receptions
  • Two tickets to the Boardwalk Art Show Artist Reception
  • Two one-day passes to the Boardwalk Art Show Beach Club 
  • Private curator-led tour for one exhibition for you and up to ten guests (by appointment only)
  • Recognition on Major Donor Signage in the Atrium
  • 15% off all original artwork in MOCA’s museum shop and galleries
  • 10% discount on 1 facility rental (limitations apply)

Chairman’s Circle Membership ($2,500) and The Luminaries ($5,000)

Members of these Major Giving Societies enjoy many customizable and exclusive benefits. The development office is happy to discuss and share more information with you about Major Giving Societies. 

MOCA members receive FREE ADMISSION to exhibits year-round.
MOCA members receive discounts and early registration on all classes.
MOCA members recieve FREE curatorial walk-throughs of all exhibits.
MOCA members receive discounts to annual events, like House of Blues and Brews.
MOCA members receive 10% off all items in the Museum Shop.
Members at the Associate level and above receive FREE admission to 450+ museums.
Collector's and Chairman's Cirlce members receive discounts on facility rental.