We're committed to helping educators and students explore our shared humanity, through locally relevant and nationally resonant, contemporary art. We invite you to book a tour or attend a professional development workshop inspired by our exhibitions.
Our Group Tours use a selection of works from our current exhibitions to foster close observation, critical thinking, and rich discussions that support learning standards through an inquiry-based approach. Tours are led by a Virginia MOCA educator and can be designed for all age levels. They are available as both virtual and in-person experiences and are free of cost.
Art Making Workshops are also available to in-person tour groups. This opportunity lets students respond to the concepts in the main exhibition(s) through a creative, hands-on activity. This experience is led by a Virginia MOCA educator. The cost is $4 per student.
TEACHING WITH ART
Teaching with Art at Virginia MOCA is a free professional development series created for educators of all grade levels and subject areas. It is specially designed to equip teachers with helpful tools for using contemporary artwork in their curriculum and classrooms. The themes and focus of these workshops change according to each exhibition. Please contact Katherine Custer, Manager of School & Educator Programs for details.
We're a proud content partner of Streamable Learning—a national organization creating live, interactive, virtual field trips. Through this partnership, we're able to communicate with hundreds of K-12 learners throughout North America. Learn more about this education platform by visiting their website at Streamablelearning.com
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Explore the Galleries
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Create with us
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