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EDUCATION PROGRAMS¬

We're committed to helping educators and students explore our shared humanity through contemporary art. We invite you to book a tour or attend a professional development workshop inspired by our current exhibitions.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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. For details, please contact Katherine Custer, manager of school & educator programs.

Register for our next event on Wednesday, December 7

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

The following professional development workshops for educators correspond with the upcoming exhibition Living Apart: Geography of Segregation in the 21st Century. This exhibition explores the ongoing impacts of our nation’s long history of housing discrimination.

Free to attend; registration is required.

Mapping History: Harnessing the Power of GIS for Mapping Racial and Environmental Inequality

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
5:00–8:00 PM
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Mapping Meaning: Harnessing the Power of Participatory Photography to Uncover the Meaning of Places

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
5:00–8:00 PM
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Mapping Inequality: Harnessing the Power of GIS Technology and Participatory Photography to Explore Racial and Environmental Inequality

Saturday, January 21, 2023
10:00 AM–5:00 PM
REGISTER

GROUP TOURS

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.

In-Person Tour Request | Virtual Tour Request

STREAMABLE LEARNING

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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