Photography: The World Up Close!¬

A closeup photo of a green leaf.


Sunday, June 2, 2024
12:30 PM-2:30 PM
Virginia MOCA


1 Session
Instructor: Alliannah Hamilton

Get inspired by the art on view in our galleries, and work with a local artist to create up-close photographs with your loved ones!

In this workshop, we’ll unearth the extraordinary beauty hidden in the smallest corners of nature and create stunning, up-close photographs that will become cherished family memories. Join us for an enriching Sunday afternoon of creativity, connection, and exploration as we create artistic photographs through the lens of a microscope that connects to a device like a cell phone or tablet!

Participants will leave with mini-printed images of their captures and digital photographs to cherish for years to come.

This family workshop encourages the creative exploration of materials and is open to school-age children and their accompanying adult. All participants (adults and children) must register.

This workshop requires the use of a personal camera phone or tablet per family.

Level: All levels welcome
Sunday, June 2
12:30–2:30 PM
Members $30, Nonmembers $35


Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature's Underworld

Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature's Underworld

Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature’s Underworld unites over 30 sculptures and paintings by two renowned artists who have explored humanity’s strained relationship with the environment for over 30 years. Both Dion and Rockman have achieved international prominence for their own distinctive practices. They conduct intensive research, using allegory, dark humor, and popular culture to convey their message. Each subverts the authority and objectivity of museums of art and natural history. They ground their studio practice in science and close observation but present it as theater.

The title, “Journey to Nature’s Underworld,” holds various meanings, including mythic abodes, archaeology, Earth’s subsurface, and unconscious beliefs about nature. Dion and Rockman reflect on our culture’s harmful course, balancing the wonder and woe of nature’s condition.

Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature’s Underworld was curated by Suzanne Ramljak Chief Curator of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and organized by the American Federation of Arts.

February 9, 2024-June 9, 2024