Welcome to our laboratory of ideas. We're here to help you become a more inspired creative, no matter your age, stage, or station in life.
Dig into the resources below—make art with your children, hear from the artists themselves, or get inspired by our Community Cookbook of Comfort. Here you can get many of the Museum experiences, right at home.
Family & Children Activities
Looking to Learn
These program guides are designed to accompany our family program, Looking to Learn.
Children ages 3–8 and their caregivers join us each month to look, learn, and make in response to themes from our current exhibitions. This program includes close-looking at artwork, reading of a storybook and a making activity inspired by the theme.
VIEW PROGRAM GUIDES
Community Cookbook of Comfort
Inspired by our food-themed suite of exhibitions—Nourish, American Appetite: Selections from the Chrysler Museum, Real Food Films, & Open (C)all: 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
Learn more from artists about selected works currently or previously on view. Accessible through your internet-connected device. Look for the headphones icon and QR code on gallery labels and enjoy.
Conoce más sobre obras seleccionadas de las exposiciones actuales a través esas audioguías narrado por los artistas, el personal de Virginia MOCA, y miembros de la comunidad. Accesible desde sus dispositivos personales, las audioguías están disponible en inglés y español. Simplemente busque el icono de los auriculares y el código QR en las etiquetas de la galería durante su visita, o haga clic abajo para accederla aquí en nuestro sitio web.
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 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.