Welcome to our laboratory of ideas. We're here to help you become a more inspired creative, no matter what your age, stage or station in life.
Dig into the resources below—make art with your kiddos, hear from the artists themselves, or get inspired by our Community Cookbook on Comfort. Here you can get many of the Museum experiences, right at home.
Community Cookbook of Comfort
Inspired by our food-themed suite of exhibitions—Nourish, American Appetite: Selections from the Chrysler Museum, Real Food Films, & Open Call: Food and Memory—Virginia MOCA invited Hampton Roads cooks, bakers, and makers of all ages and skill levels to share recipes of comfort.
Tune in to what's on view
Virtual Student Art Start
Learn from Katherine Custer, Manager of School and Educator Programs, by looking closely at three works of art from our previous exhibition, Shifting Gaze: A Reconstruction of the Black and Hispanic Body in Contemporary Art.
Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly
On August 5, Frida Kahlo, founding member of the Guerrilla Girls, joined us on Zoom to talk about art, their book The Art of Behaving Badly, activism, and more. Check out highlights here, including a Q&A.
Nourish Artists: Deep Dive
Each of the 12 artists from our last exhibition, Nourish, shared a bit about their process and collaboration with local food experts in a documentary shot by Jeremy Bates that aired on WHRO. Watch clips of each artist here
From Calabar to Chesapeake: The Nigerian Roots of Virginia Cooking
Join James Beard Award winning culinary historian Michael W. Twitty on an exploration of historic Virginia foodways and their roots in what is now greater Nigeria and surrounding regions. We will discuss the foodways of this region and the impact it made on Virginia and the larger world of Southern food through Virginia migrants.
See what you can do
From in-person small group discussions, to Instagram Live conversations with renowned artists, there is something here you'll love.
Let Art Inspire
We believe art belongs in classrooms. And whether that means bringing the Museum to yours or bringing your classroom to the Museum, we are here to help.
Learn with us
Enroll yourself or your young artist in one of our classes. We have something for all ages and skill levels.