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Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

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Address: 2200 Parks Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4062
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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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Unusual exhibits often amazed that we get some of the artists we do. Good workshops, great gift shop, lovely museum and often good movies or plays there--weddings too!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Gastonia, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Other than the Dale Chihuly Chandelier I found nothing worth seeing. My 19 year old daughter commented, "this isn't art. I can do this".

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Yorktown, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended a wedding here. The ceremony room was very small. The dressing rooms were extremely small. The custodial staff were a big help and very friendly.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unusual exhibits often amazed that we get some of the artists we do. Good workshops, great gift shop, lovely museum and often good movies or plays there--weddings too!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The highlight was the Chihuly piece tucked at the end of a very short self guided tour. Limited pieces, learned about the artistic expression of mental illness. Low cost of admission, beautiful flowers outside about about covers the whole visit.

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El Paso, Texas
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

This was a nice museum. I feel that the price of admission was a bit much. The art work on display was wonderful.

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Thank Katina F
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Cool exhibits, kind of small but appropriately priced (especially with the student discount), definitely recommend!

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Virginia Beach, United States
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

You won't find famous artists here. This gallery is for contemporary art. If the sun is too much for you, this is a good place to escape the heat.

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Beaumont, Texas
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Very interesting museum. I had a painting class here a couple of years ago. They also use the main space for events and have a nice gift shop. Quite a variety of activities going on here besides the exhibits that are worth checking out.

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

I had an afternoon free and wanted to get my brain in gear... my visit certainly did that. The staff were very helpful oarking easy. Go visit...

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Norfolk, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

The venue is beautiful. The Dale Chihuly Chandelier is beautiful.The event room is wonderful. The art exhibition is not appropriate for children. Language on some pieces would not be allowed in many public places. Although I appreciate art this exhibition is not for me. The center does great work with art classes and public events.

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