EVENTS

STEAM: SHELTER IN SPACE¬

STEAM: SHELTER IN SPACE

Saturday, November 19
10:00 AM–12:00 PM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Ages 9–12
1 session
Instructor: Renee Calway

What would it be like to adapt to the conditions of a new planet? Together we’ll explore the “last frontier” of space from the perspective of designers and builders! In this investigation, students will imagine they’re tasked with building homes in space. Working with the landscape and available resources, students will discover how to design an extraterrestrial shelter to meet the needs of foreign space grounds. Our research will yield naturalist drawings, architectural designs, and sculptural models to take home!

Saturday, November 19
10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Members $25, Nonmembers $30

Mask wearing inside the studios is encouraged and masks may be required at the discretion of the instructor.

EXHIBITION

More Than Shelter

MAIN GALLERY

The essentials for human survival are food, water, and shelter. These needs take precedence over all the others. Virginia MOCA continues our investigations of basic human needs with the new exhibition More Than Shelter. Eleven artists received an invitation to participate in this exhibition. We asked each one to consider what the idea of shelter means to them and choose an avenue of investigation. The artists connected with partners who provided unique insight into their area of expertise. Shelter is both a verb and a noun. It can mean a home, a community, or the people and places that makes us feel safe and welcomed. It also means to listen, care, and to support one another, our community, our land, our minds, our society, and our futures.

OCTOBER 8, 2022–FEBRUARY 5, 2023

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