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Beyond the Block


NOV 16, 2019 - FEB 9, 2020

Virginia MOCA, The Chrysler Museum of Art, and Peninsula Fine Arts Center have partnered with local jails to present the original artwork of inmates inĀ Beyond the Block. Each venue will feature works that were created using jail-safe pens, food, deodorant, and other materials that are permissible in correctional facilities. The Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Hampton Roads Regional and Western Tidewater Regional jails invited inmates to participate in the exhibition.

Virginia MOCA is proud to join other local museums in providing a productive means for inmates to share their emotions and experiences in a way that can be both therapeutic and transformative.




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Beyond the Block
Beyond the Block