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Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

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Address: 2200 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone Number: 757-425-0000
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Description: 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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Great to visit for a day or for the year

Lots of different exhibits here throughout the year and they have day, weekend, or weekly classes for everyone from age 4 and up! My daughter likes coming to the summer camp and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
47 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Lots of different exhibits here throughout the year and they have day, weekend, or weekly classes for everyone from age 4 and up! My daughter likes coming to the summer camp and we just made a day of it in the surf/skate exhibit three weeks ago. PLUS they have night activities for a couples night. Make sure to check out... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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40 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The only permanent installation at MOCA is the grand Chihuly chandelier in the anteroom. Otherwise, this small but impressive venue holds travelling and juried exhibitions of contemporary art. You need to check their calendar regularly to see what the current offerings are. Right now there is a juried exhibit of about 20 contemporary artists chosen from over 600 entrants that... More 

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I don't care how often you go if you look closely you will always find something new to see. The exhibits change often and the space is so pretty it's a nice place to spend some time. The gift shop should not be missed it's an eclectic array of art and treasures you are going to want to take home... More 

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Interesting art - it is contemporary art, so some pieces you'll like and others, you'll scratch your head. There were a few stand-out pieces -- a huge thread sculpture that took up half the room and a very large handing glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were pleasantly surprise by the collection. Great way of spending a day visiting beautiful art. Suggest adding wine to your restaurant menu.

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Potomac, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Good size ..Great alternative to a movie or shopping.Nicely arranged, Ok staff. I saw 2 Fabulous exhibits. Worth a visit.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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151 reviews 151 reviews
75 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Nice setting and just a few blocks from the oceanfront, walk or ride your bike and enjoy the artwork on the grounds and inside the museum. Small but unique gift shop, great gift items, nice, knowledgeable staff.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The museum is very attractive, but don't budget a lot of time. There's a HUGE front room (with no Art) that is obviously there for weddings and other receptions. There's a small Gallery; a Large Gallery; an interactive exhibit area and a large Movie theater with a loop. That's it. If we didn't sit and watch 45 mins of the... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My girlfriend is very interested in the Arts. She was practically begging me to take us there. When we got there the place was packed with interesting exhibitions that contained the talented works of many and we were extremely satisfied with the experience. We did find that the museum experience felt quick, we were out in about an hour and... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This is a nice little museum tucked away in a park like setting just a short drive from the beach. I liked the small size, as it was easy to see everything without getting lost in a multitude of galleries. The museum has no permanent collection, instead features traveling exhibitions or something created by borrowing from other museums or private... More 

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