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exhibit hours:

Please see our holiday schedule.

Tue-Fri: 10am-5pm
Sat-Sun 10am-4pm
Closed Mondays 

** Closed weekends during installation of new exhibits **


now on exhibit

March 23 - August 18, 2019
on display year-round
March 23 - August 18, 2019
March 23 - August 18, 2019
on display YEAR-ROUND
March 1 - 30, 2019
on display year-round
February 15 - June 8, 2019

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Adult Socials Exhibitions & Openings Film & Lectures Family Events General Outdoor Events Just For Teens

Summer Exhibitions Opening Reception

Family Fest & Last Day of Exhibitions

National Light it Up Blue Day

Opening Reception, Satellite Gallery: The Art of the ViBe

Members Only Studio Incamminati Demo with Peter Kelsey

Lynnhaven River Now Clean-up at MOCA

Legends of the Fly Benefit & Film

Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception

Marbled Mugs: Make-it with MOCA

Introduction to Glass Fusing

MOCA at the Central Library

National Museum Day

Panel Discussion: Your Neighbor’s Hood Live Podcast: Beauty, Feminism, and Race

Artist Talk with Charles Edward Williams

Camera Boot Camp: Introduction to Manual Settings

Members Event : Meet-and-Greet with artist Amanda McCavour

Gallery Teacher Training Applications Due

Keepsake Box: Mini Make-it with MOCA

House of Blues, Brews, and Stews

Make it with MOCA: Tunnel Books

Master Class with Melissa Schappell

Feb 4: Fused Glass Jewelry for Valentine's Day!

Teen Open Studio: Book Making

International Museum Mashup Day

Artist Talk with Jesse Albrecht

Artist Talk: Michelle Erickson

Independence Day Holiday

Annual Board of Trustees Meeting

Art Camp Registration | Members

Art Camp Registration | Non-members

Artful Insights: Waterways

Professional Practices for the Visual Artist

Members Event: Meet-and-Greet with artist Eric Standley

A Shot in the Dark ARTini 2017

MOCA Trivia Night

Feb 14: Love Art Together

Studio School Classes begin today!

Spring Studio School Registration | Non-Members

Closed for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Exhibitions Opening Celebration

MOCA Art Show at Coastal Virginia Wine Fest

#MOCAsnaps Instagram Challenge Launch

Day Without Art Film Screening

Exhibition opening at MOCA's Satellite Gallery

Bus Trip to VMFA: Fine Art and Flowers

SWEA Film Festival

Fluid Acrylic Paint Pouring: The Basics

Closed for Labor Day


Last day of current exhibitions!

Mini Make-it with MOCA: Building the Future

What a Relief-Linocuts: Teen Workshop

Members Only: Director's Tour of the Exhibitions

Spring Studio School Registration | Members

Application Deadline for Teen Apprenticeship

Bloody Hilarious Films: Four Weddings and a Funeral

WHRO’s Curate

Acrylic and Mixed Media Painting: Image Transfers and Transparent Glazes

Gallery Talk: Todd Schorr: When Culture Goes Pop!

Camera Boot Camp: Introduction to Manual Settings

Teen Open Studio: Annie Layne

Through the Lens: A Master Class with Matt Eich

MOCA Boardwalk Art Show Midwinter Preview

MOCA Members-Only: Curator's Tour

Letter Cutting Session with Gina Adams


Modern Makers: Satellite Gallery Exhibition Opening

FlickIt! Fridays: The Monster Squad at Naro Cinema

Satellite Gallery Opening

Soft Sculptures: Mini Make-it with MOCA

Artful Insights: Creative Inspiration

Sounds and Rhythms: A Black History Month Celebration

Membership Swap with The Virginia Zoo

Private dinner with Julie Heffernan

Evening for Educators

Master Class with Julie Heffernan

One-Day Teaser: Improv Comedy 101

Master Class with Charles Edward Williams

Double-Edged: Pop-up Exhibition at BOJUart Gallery

Gallery Talk: When the Water Rises: Exploring the Paintings of Julie Heffernan

Sun, May 22 - 2pm: Q&A with Co-Founders of Hi-Fructose

Artist Talk with Beth Cavener

Artist Talk: War Toys with Brian McCarty

An Evening with Wayne White

Artist Talk with Martin Wittfooth

Artist Talk with Tara McPherson

Special Live Painting Event featuring Greg “Craola” Simkins

Mindful Panel Discussion + Community Resource Night

Panel Discussion: The Water is Rising

Lecture: Painting Now with Dr. Linda McGreevy

Wayne White: Beauty is Embarrassing Screening at MOCA Nights

In-Depth Process Talk with Beth Cavener

Wayne White: Beauty is Embarrassing Screening at MOCA Nights

Wet Paint: Block Party and Live Painting Event featuring Greg "Craola" Simkins

MOCA + Story Exchange, Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art

Military Family Day at MOCA

Master Class with Andy Harris

Master Class with New Waves Artist Echard Wheeler

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Artist Talk with Jamie Betts

A Tribute to Duke Ellington: Ms. Vinnie Knight and the Jazz and Blues Riders

Opening Reception, Blade Wynne: Yard Work

Teen Studio Workshop: The Abstract Self

Mini-Make it with MOCA: Galaxy Sensory Bottles

MOCA at THE MAIN: Mar 24-26 | Norfolk

2018 Boardwalk Art Show Presented by PNC Bank

Family Fest at the Boardwalk Art Show

Summer Magic Family Night

Todd Schorr Book and Print Signing

Artist Talk with Inka Essenhigh

Members Only Meet & Greet with Julie Heffernan

Intro to Zentangle

Community Voices Panel Discussion: Moderated by Barbara Hamm Lee

Teen Art Class: The Abstract Self

Master Class with Inka Essenhigh

Opening Celebration Satellite Gallery: Waterways

Painted Images on Glass Holiday Ornaments

Beginners Guide to Using External Flash Workshop

Nifty 50: Getting the Most Out of Your Prime Lens Workshop

Hand Printed Tea Towels Workshop

Painting Workshop - Oil, Acrylic, or Watercolor

Annual Board of Trustees Meeting

Exhibitions Opening Celebration

Monster Mash: Family Night

Family Fest & Prisms Closing Reception

Holiday Craft Sale & Family Fest

Recycled Robots: Mini Make-it with MOCA

Teen Studio: Zines! Any Means Necessary

Woven Paper Basket: Make-it with MOCA

Small Works, Tall Tales Panel Discussion

The Story of USS Monitor with John V. Quarstein

USS Monitor: Heavy Metal on the High Seas with NOAA

Coffee with the Director featuring special guests Julia & Robin Rogers

Exclusive Education Tour

Master Class with Tracey St. Peter

Creating Glass Imagery on Fused Glass

Hampton Roads Historium Reception

Teen Class: Introduction to Drawing (Ages 13-17)

ARTini: Drinks & Hijinx

Closing Celebration: Wayne White: MONITORIUM and Small Works, Tall Tales

Free Admission Evening!

Family Conversations Gallery Tour

Painting with Paper: Mini Make-it with MOCA

Handmade Sketchbook: Mini Make-it with MOCA

Virginia Glass Guild at MOCA

ViBe Story Exchange at MOCA with Artist Phillip Scruggs (Wyld Tha Bard)

Family Fest & Open (C)all Opening

Art Show Bingo Film Screening

Teacher Workshop with Melissa Schappell

Closed for Memorial Day Holiday

Teen Open Studio: Weaving an Identity

FlickIt! Fridays: Who Framed Roger Rabbit? at Naro Cinema