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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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A surprising gem

Very interesting museum. I had a painting class here a couple of years ago. They also use the main... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Beaumont, Texas
Interesting collections

I had an afternoon free and wanted to get my brain in gear... my visit certainly did that. The... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Nigel M
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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
+1 757-425-0000
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Very interesting museum. I had a painting class here a couple of years ago. They also use the main space for events and have a nice gift shop. Quite a variety of activities going on here besides the exhibits that are worth checking out.

Thank boatsnships
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I had an afternoon free and wanted to get my brain in gear... my visit certainly did that. The staff were very helpful oarking easy. Go visit...

Thank Nigel M
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

The venue is beautiful. The Dale Chihuly Chandelier is beautiful.The event room is wonderful. The art exhibition is not appropriate for children. Language on some pieces would not be allowed in many public places. Although I appreciate art this exhibition is not for me. The...More

Thank boxshop
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Even though the entry fee was $15 I spent an hour and a half walking around the space. There was such a wide range of sculptures, paintings, craft art, etc. If you're in VB and want something to do besides walk the boardwalk this is...More

1  Thank jxheins
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.

1  Thank Natalie R
Reviewed 1 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...More

1  Thank MissyPA71
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...More

1  Thank jsuder
Reviewed 1 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...More

3  Thank Dan R
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...More

2  Thank Chryscenthia
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...More

1  Thank Carol210
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1 March 2017|
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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.