Sep 16

Photograph courtesy of SHAN Wallace

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


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.

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


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.

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


Oct 07
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


Oct 12

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

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


Oct 17

Kids creating artwork at Family Fest

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