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Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

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Address: 2200 Parks Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4062
Phone Number: 757-425-0000
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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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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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 presented which gave a nice perspective on their approach to their art.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 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 visit, but we won't be back.

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Cary, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 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.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 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.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Visit and see what the artists excel in at the beach. Great collections of famous and some unknown local artists. Children's art contest winners are displayed here as well. Credit this to louise225 please.

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

we attended the opening night of the High Fructose 10 year anniversary celebration exhibit. very nice, but did not find the other attendees friendly. Not one person spoke to my sister and I that night (other than the wait staff).

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North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This museum was easily accessible, not far from the beach. It sits in a peaceful park setting. The displays are what one would expect, but nothing stood out as exceptional.

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