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Todd Schorr: Atomic Cocktail exhibition at Virginia MOCA. Installation photo by Fresh Look Photography.

OUR MISSION

Virginia MOCA is an ever-changing museum where neighbors, strangers, students, families, communities, and cultures are invited to explore our shared humanity, through locally relevant and nationally resonant, contemporary art that’s exceptional—in all of its timeliness, restlessness and beauty.

OUR BELIEFS

Virginia MOCA is home to the vibrant art of today as well as welcome to what art can be. We’re rooted in community and we work hard to do right by it—with our eyes on a more expansive art world and compassionate culture. Here, art can be mysterious, but never exclusive. Here, art makes way for us to connect.

As a contemporary, non-collecting museum, we are what we curate. We seek out the most soulful, rigorous art and artists, adapting and reinventing our space with each exhibition, because we believe in a shared space between different perspectives. As an accredited member of the America Alliance of Museums, we will continue to work tirelessly to share what we know, what we’re learning and how best to navigate the art world. We are here to add meaning to the very idea of what a museum is. This is where art works its magic.

THIS IS VIRGINIA MOCA AND ART LIVES HERE.

OUR SUPPORTERS

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art is funded in part by the citizens of Virginia Beach through a grant from the City of Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission. Additional support is provided by Virginia Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Business Consortium for Arts Support and The Hampton Roads Community Foundation, Virginia MOCA is also supported by our Partners in the Arts.

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Keep your kiddos engaged as the beautiful summer days grow longer. Ages 6-17 can explore their artistic side with oodles of class offerings—from digital art, skateboard design, to sculpture, collage, drawing, painting and more.

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