Professional Development for Artists: Art Handling and Installation¬

A white man in a black tee shirt with a beard, glasses, and a backwards hat placing nails into a wall as part of an art installation.

Virginia MOCA Gallery and Exhibitions Manager Dave Culpepper during the installation of Maya Lin: A Study of Water. Photo by Echard Wheeler


Saturday, November 2, 2024
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Virginia MOCA


Adults (16+)
1 session
Dave Culpepper 

Join Dave Culpepper, Virginia MOCA gallery and exhibitions manager, to discover the essentials of art handling and installation. Explore universal art handling techniques including how to properly pack, handle, and install two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects. We’ll discuss hardware, hangers, and tools—surveying their role in creating secure and visually pleasing displays. Learn optimal hanging heights and various wall-hanging layouts, and investigate the fundamentals of lighting to create captivating atmospheres. This comprehensive workshop empowers you with the knowledge and skills to confidently care for and install your own art.    

Virginia MOCA is committed to ensuring that our professional practices match our values, which include accessibility and connection to community. We can offer a limited number of fee waivers for these programs to those who may need one. If you need a fee waiver, please send an email to, and we will assist you. 

Saturday, November 2
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Members $20; Nonmembers $25 


Made in VA Biennial

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July 12, 2024-January 5, 2025