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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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In the area and have a few hours do it

I have been to this Art Museum several times during the past year. Exhibits are very well put... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
John41354
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Kinnelon, New Jersey
Nice Collection of Contemporary Art

This is an excellent way to spend a few hours while at VA Beach. The museum is not very big, so you... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“dale chihuly” (3 reviews)
“high fructose” (2 reviews)
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2200 Parks Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4062
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Reviewed 2 January 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

Thank John41354
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Reviewed 23 December 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

Thank RazrBlzr
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Reviewed 8 November 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

Thank Michael Y
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Reviewed 13 October 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.

Thank Danielle S
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Reviewed 20 August 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

Thank travelgal987
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Reviewed 17 August 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

Thank msallen14
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Reviewed 14 August 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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Reviewed 13 July 2017

This s a great little museum. They feature a lot of local artists but some from out of the area as well. They put on a lot of different functions that center around the art and increase awareness. Another really nice feature is that they...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Expected to see more. There really was not much to see. Could not take pictures in most areas. We had a coupon so that was good at least. Based on what we read we expected there to more at this museum and the Vibe Creative...More

Thank JenMS824
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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Other than the Dale Chihuly Chandelier I found nothing worth seeing. My 19 year old daughter commented, "this isn't art. I can do this".

Thank LoriReel
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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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