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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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very educational. wheelchairs and walkers are allowed . a good way to learn about old Virginiaa beach ,free

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Albany, New York
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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This is the second year we tried to get in but could not. We tried last year at the same time of year, but were not told last year that basically they close down every year for the month of May to change over the displays. We did get to see the signature blown glass chandelier and there were a... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

very educational. wheelchairs and walkers are allowed . a good way to learn about old Virginiaa beach ,free

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Kahalu u, Hawaii
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I like everything about it! The art, the lay-out, the cafe, the cleanliness, the friendly, helpful staff - everything.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
47 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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115 helpful votes 115 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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37 helpful votes 37 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
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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
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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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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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