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Our team loves to make your experience even better by offering unique art experiences. From interactive talks with artists, to tours of the galleries, there are events for all ages, interests, and artistic experience. Kids, teens, and adults can enjoy a program or class with us no matter your skill-level.

Learn out the current exhibitions here.

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    Sep 16

    Photograph courtesy of SHAN Wallace

    PROGRAMS
    Instagram Live Chat

    Join Curator Heather Hakimzadeh for a conversation with current and past Virginia MOCA exhibiting artists and other inspiring creatives. Guests will give us a look inside their studios, share current projects, and discuss process and inspiration. This month we're chatting with Amplify artist SHAN Wallace.

    Thursday, September 16, 2021
    11:00 AM

    INSTAGRAM: @VirginiaMOCA

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    Sep 18

    Pneuma, 2020. Collaged fabric, collaged cut-up paintings, spray paint, acrylic paint on canvas with insets of pieced and machine-stitched fabric, 72"x60“. Courtesy of artist.

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    Master Class with Barbara Campbell Thomas

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    Join Amplify exhibiting artist Barbara Campbell Thomas for a master class inspired by her artistic viewpoint. Barbara Campbell Thomas’s works combine painting and quilting, overlaying their material vocabularies to create complex formal dialogues.

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    Saturday, September 18, 2021
    10:00 AM

    VIRGINIA MOCA STUDIO SCHOOL

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    Sep 23

    April Bey, And I'm Calm, Calculated and Perfectly Aligned, 2020. Watercolor drawing, acrylic paint, epoxy resin, hand-sewn "African" fabric, oil impasto, 40 x 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

    FEATURED EVENT
    Artists and Curator Conversation: She Says: Women, Words and Power

    Join Heather Hakimzadeh, Curator, for a conversation with She Says exhibiting artists April Bey and Zoë Buckman. The artists will discuss their work on view at Virginia MOCA and their use of text as an essential part of their artistic practice to investigate identity and power.

    Thursday, September 23, 2021
    6:30 PM

    ZOOM

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    Sep 26

    Sue Johnson, (I am) Not An Iron from Hall of Portraits from The History of Machines, 2019. Unique acrylic painting over print on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.

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    Looking to Learn: Art & Storytime

    Children ages 3 - 8 and their caregivers are invited to join us each month as we look, learn, and make, in response to themes from our current exhibitions. This virtual program for families will include close-looking at artwork, reading of a storybook, and a making activity inspired by the theme.

    Sunday, September 26, 2021
    10:00 AM

    ZOOM

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    Oct 07
    FEATURED EVENT
    Art & Empathy

    Join us for an evening discussing the topic of art and empathy. This FREE virtual program will feature a panel of three professionals from our community. Each panelist will bring their own unique perspective on how art can help create more compassion and understanding in today's society.

    Thursday, October 7, 2021
    6:00 PM

    ZOOM

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    Oct 09
    CLASSES
    Master Class with Erin Fostel

    Join Amplify exhibiting artist Erin Fostel for a master class inspired by her artistic viewpoint. Erin Fostel creates meticulous drawings that invite people to consider their connection to the physical spaces they inhabit.

    Saturday, October 9, 2021
    10:00 AM

    VIRGINIA MOCA STUDIO SCHOOL

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    Oct 12

    Julia Kwon, Whitewashing, 2016. Silk, satin, cotton, wood, and wire, 5'7" x 30" x 14". Courtesy of the artist.

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    Coffee + Conversation

    Join us for a casual conversation with Amplify exhibiting artists Julia Kwon and Erika Diamond. Led by Virginia MOCA staff and guest lecturers.

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021
    10:00 AM

    ZOOM

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    Oct 17

    Kids creating artwork at Family Fest

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    Family Fest

    Family Fest offers a unique opportunity for all ages to create, explore, and connect with art. Join us as we celebrate our current exhibitions with inspired art making, gallery activities, and more!

    Sunday, October 17, 2021
    10:00 AM

    VIRGINIA MOCA

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