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Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

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Address: 2200 Parks Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4062
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Virginia MOCA features regularly changing exhibitions in a variety of...

Virginia MOCA features regularly changing exhibitions in a variety of contemporary media (painting, sculpture, photography, glass, video and other visual media) from internationally acclaimed artists as well as artists of national and regional renown. An emphasis on interactivity and hands-on fun make MOCA a destination for visitors of all ages. Admission varies from $7-$10 (FREE for members, active military and kids under 4) and audio tours are complimentary. Open seven days a week! Extended hours for MOCA's summer Andy Warhol exhibition (on view through August 19): M-F 10am-6pmSat & Su 10am-4pm

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Highlight of my vacation!

We were in town for Thanksgiving visiting family and learned of the Turn the Page exhibit! WOW it was amazing! The best collection of modern commentary art I've ever seen! This is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 December 2016
Natalie R
Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We were in town for Thanksgiving visiting family and learned of the Turn the Page exhibit! WOW it was amazing! The best collection of modern commentary art I've ever seen! This is a show I'll remember for a lifetime.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the floor plan. Not a huge site, but the items that are on display are very interesting and include various types of art, sculptures and freelance artists contributions. The Dale Chihuly piece alone is worth the price of admission. An accompanying video shows you some of the different techniques that he uses to create various pieces of his... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I came to see the High Fructose show with a group of educators in November. The education program team was excellent in preparing activities for us for the very short time we were there. We were given some wonderful resource packets with a very generous family ticket pack to come back. Later that night I went back to see Wayne... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This facility did not exist when we last visited VA Beach but it has now become a valued community resource. We were lucky to see an exhibit of contemporary art assembled by Hi Fructose Magazine. The featured works were stunning and blew us away. The talent on view was the best in the world. In a side gallery we saw... More 

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Williamsburg, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

visited by myself one chilly day. Why had I not come before? This place is great. The staff is so friendly and the exhibits are amazing. I am not usually a fan of modern art, but this is contemporary - not necessarily "modern". The Hi Fructose exhibit is wonderful. Cool stuff well done - so innovative. The film loops throughout... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

On a cloudy drizzy dreary beach day, we decided to check out MOCA since it was within walking distance from the beach area. The museum is large enough to provide the visitor with select examples of different contemporary art that is not overwhelming and can be appreciated on a 1.5-2 hour visit as we did. The HI Fructose Exhibit was... More 

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Tucson Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I was able to walk here from my boardwalk hotel and it is in a very pretty location. The staff was pleasant, the building is beautiful- just very peaceful and sets a lovely mood. Their current exhibit was very thought-provoking- I really appreciate the postings by each piece talking about the artist, their background and their process. Really enjoyed my... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Small exhibition but well worth the visit - lovely staff and was a great respite from the heat. The space is well planned and the glass exhibits are lovely

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

After reading reviews was disappointed. Art is mostly dark and somewhat depressing by clearly talented artists with creativity but little inspiration. Film loop was interesting and worth seeing. Overall, not somewhere we'll return by ourselves or with guests.

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Went here because it seemed like a good place to spend the hit afternoon in and I wanted to see their Dale Chihuly glass sculpture otherwise I wasn't expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised by the unique art presented. Theatre showed interviews with the artists presented which gave a nice perspective on their approach to their art.

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