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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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An amazing Gem

visited by myself one chilly day. Why had I not come before? This place is great. The staff is so... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Williamsburg, VA
Nice Contempoarry Art Sampling

On a cloudy drizzy dreary beach day, we decided to check out MOCA since it was within walking... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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 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
Reviewed 12 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...More

1  Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 21 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

Thank hisdocon
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.

1  Thank Richard O
Reviewed 28 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...More

Thank Pilaro O
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I'm not usually a Contemporary art fan but the selection here is great. The glass sculptures alone are worth the trip. And just off the beach it makes for a great trip indoors on that unexpected rainy day during a beach vacation.

Thank KaraGB
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This was an OK visit here, we will definitely not be coming back. We encountered a rude individual claiming to be the manager. All we wanted to know was a few basic questions, but got attitude for no reason. Like I said OK place to...More

Thank BUP12
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Yes, it is an ok exhibit....but only ok. Since there was a church service going on in the theatre, I did manage to see the Dale Chihuly Chandelier by going around the back side.

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Just the perfect size to explore contemporary art. Lots to see - 2 films and do---reading/craft area. Very nicely done. If you did not particularly care for contemporary art before, you will have a better appreciation after this experience.

Thank Elizabeth L
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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.