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Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

2200 Parks Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4062
+1 757-425-0000
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MOCA brings New York City Contemporary Art just steps from the Beach

As a collector of collections, there is always something new and exciting to see at MOCA. (If... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
VaBeachSmith
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Playful and smart, perfect indoor outing for a rainy or too hot day. Or go to the Boardwalk Art Show in June

The MOCA in Virginia Beach is a great way to spend a morning or afternoon. Full disclosure: we... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2018
SPEAR757
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Chicago, Illinois
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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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2200 Parks Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4062
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a collector of collections, there is always something new and exciting to see at MOCA. (If you've flown into ORF - Norfolk Airport - you will have seen some of the artists' works displayed). The gift show has some local artisan works that you...More

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Reviewed May 25, 2018

The MOCA in Virginia Beach is a great way to spend a morning or afternoon. Full disclosure: we are members and renew our membership every year. Since we've been many times this review will be a compilation. All the major shows we've seen have been...More

Thank SPEAR757
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

I enjoyed going here because I like leaving my vehicle in one spot and walking around. This attraction was a short walk from the ocean front and displays a MARVELOUS hand blown piece that is so magnificent that the room had to be built around...More

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Reviewed January 2, 2018

I have been to this Art Museum several times during the past year. Exhibits are very well put together and staff is very friendly. Last Dec they had the exhibit that showed how the Portsmouth was so credicial in the Nations conflicts mostly giving history...More

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Reviewed December 23, 2017

This is an excellent way to spend a few hours while at VA Beach. The museum is not very big, so you can tour the entire collection in about 2-3 hrs. Plenty of free parking, but the museum charges a small admission fee. BTW -...More

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

Even if weather very bad - go somewhere else. Really nothing to see inside. How they can charge money for nothing? Was with family with kids, for the price of good meal spent 5 minutes browsing nothing. Not nice at all. It is affecting city's...More

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Reviewed October 13, 2017

Visited this location as a complete act of love for my spouse. We visited with our family and my spouse loves art and enjoyed the display about mental health. Overall love visiting something different but I personally don't like art museums.

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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

They were in between exhibits the day I visited. I mean, what kind of museum doesn't have a permanent display? The only thing open was the student/faculty works, which took 5 minutes to view (at least there was no charge for it). I got to...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Sad excuse for a museum, although the outside is nice. We went there for a change from the beach and there were no exhibits. They were between shows and didn't even post it online. However, the nice thing about it was we were able to...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2017

We were in town during a rainy weekend so I decided to check out the MOCA. I am always disappointed when you are unable to photograph, however you are able to photograph one exhibit: the Dale Chihuly chandelier which is stunning. If you want a...More

Thank Amber G
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Response from Carol210 | Reviewed this property |
The website states, $7.70, $5.50 for students/seniors/military. You can check the website for the current exhibit/events going on as well.
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