For Educators¬

We’re committed to helping educators and students explore our shared humanity through contemporary art.

Professional Development¬

Professional Development


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.

Join us for our next Teaching with Art on Wednesday, December 4, 2024. Check it out!

Group Tours¬

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.

In-person and virtual tours of our current exhibition the Made in VA Biennial, are available Tuesday–Friday, July 23, 2024–January 3, 2025.

Art making workshops are also available to in-person tour groups. This opportunity lets students respond to the concepts in the Made in VA Biennial through a creative, hands-on activity. This experience is led by a Virginia MOCA educator. The cost is $5 per student.

Request in-person tour →

Request virtual tour →

Explore More¬