EXHIBITIONS¬

WE ARE WHAT WE CURATE

If you’re looking for inspiration from the artists of today, or just something fun to do in Virginia Beach, you’ve come to the right place. As a non-collecting art museum, our gallery spaces have ever-changing exhibitions. That means every few months, we introduce new, exceptional art for you to see, experience, and celebrate. Check out what is on view now, coming next, and what we’ve shown before.

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EXHIBITIONS

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS¬

Maya Lin, Marble Chesapeake & Delaware Bay, 2022. Glass marbles and adhesive. Courtesy of the artist and Pace Gallery. Photo by Echard Wheeler.

Maya Lin: A STUDY OF WATER

MAIN GALLERY

Virginia MOCA is pleased to present Maya Lin: A Study of Water, a solo exhibition that brings together a selection of the internationally acclaimed artist’s sculptural interpretations of water spanning several decades.

APRIL 21–SEPTEMBER 4, 2022

Open (C)all 2022: What is Missing?

COMMUNITY GALLERY

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art invited Hampton Roads artists of all ages to participate in our upcoming Open (C)all 2022 exhibition. This year we asked for submissions inspired by the environmentally focused interactive project What is Missing? created by internationally-renowned artist Maya Lin and featured in the upcoming exhibition Maya Lin: A Study of Water.

APRIL 21–SEPTEMBER 4, 2022

Meagan Reily, This must be the place, 2019. Digital photography. Courtesy of the artist.

The Art of the ViBe 3

SATELLITE GALLERY

This exhibition celebrates eight visual artists who are a part of the dynamic visual culture found in the ViBe Creative District of Virginia Beach. Our roots are in the talent and generosity of Virginia Beach artists. The Museum continues to honor this tradition by supporting local artists and our creative community. Within the ViBe, there is a broad and growing spectrum of creative talent. Handmade goods, carefully crafted foods, and vibrant, engaging art are the hallmark of this region. Our talented artists and artisans enrich our lives while providing inspiration for each other. Each artist featured in this exhibition shared their time and talent within the ViBe. The Art of the ViBe 3 is a wonderful way to connect, collaborate, and celebrate creativity.

FEBRUARY 11–AUGUST 7, 2022

Jennifer Mazur, Against the Flow, 2022. Encaustic collage. Courtesy of the artist.

Teaching Artists Exhibition 2022

FLEMING GALLERY

Through the ongoing partnership between Virginia MOCA and Virginia Beach City Public Schools, the annual Teaching Artist Exhibition is on view in Fleming Gallery every spring. Our institutions are committed to the professionalization and visibility of teachers as artists, not just educators. A teaching artist fuses the skills, practices, and awareness of an artist into their instructional practice. This exhibition provides an opportunity to celebrate the teacher as the artist.

MAY 12–JUNE 5, 2022

SITES UNSEEN: A Collaborative Environmental Sculpture Project

VIRGINIA MOCA GROUNDS

If we can't see the problem, how do we understand or change it? In fall 2021, Virginia MOCA invited students from Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth public schools to dig into the ecological issues facing Tidewater Virginia.

MAY 21–SEPTEMBER 4, 2022

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS¬

Made in VA 2022 Juror Bana Kattan.

Made in VA 2022

MAIN GALLERY

Virginia MOCA continues its celebration of regional artists through our annual juried exhibition, Made in VA. We find our roots in a concerned and connected artist community. We remain committed to keeping close ties with the talented artists who live close to our doors.

OCTOBER 8, 2022–FEBRUARY 5, 2023

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