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Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

Address: 2200 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone Number: 757-425-0000
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Virginia MOCA features regularly changing exhibitions in a variety of contemporary media (painting...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: 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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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14 reviews 14 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
71 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
19 helpful votes 19 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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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,614 reviews 1,614 reviews
894 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We visited last year and were disappointed in the art work displayed except for the magnificent large Chihuly piece hanging in the foyer. We gave it another try and were pleased with the multi facted exhibit on Vik Muniz, a Brazilian artist who does unusual, creative work. There was a video of an interview with hijm and a documentary called... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Went here with the family since we had gotten a family pass from the school. They had art displayed from the local school children. They also had many paintings and sculptures that I found very interesting. It was worth the trip to visit. It was a nice outing with the family. The art inside is always changing, so good to... More 

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90 reviews 90 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The place is beautiful for a wedding with an atrium and indoor trees. So sad that the employees are impersonal and not helpful. Not even to open a door for guests. One front clerk got irate because we went out an "emergency door" that is not marked as this. The worst was no communication between the personnel and the wedding... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art is tucked away in an almost park like setting in this beach town - a little cut of culture for locals and tourists alike. The exhibits are interesting and the staff knowledgeable and friendly. Parking is easy. Check it out - you will not be disappointed.

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