Art is a fascinating topic, because it is so objective. There is no right or wrong answer, and anyone can have a go!
The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art is a great place to surround yourself with art - from the past and of today! Just take your time walking around all of the exhibits, looking at the colors and techniques. Maybe you will be inspired! Perhaps you will find a little budding Picasso in the family.
The museum have regularly changing exhibitions which cover a whole range of art forms. That's right - art isn't just a painting! Art can be in the form of glass, or video, or photography. Art can even come in sculpture and other visual mediums.
The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art divides itself into four main activities - the gallery exhibitions themselves, to interactive studio art classes, to those fun outdoor art shows as well as educational outreach programs.
If your children do become inspired by the art work, then why not join an art class! There are classes for kids aged 2 to 11. Classes for teens, and classes for adults.
The children's class lets them experiment with techniques, ideas as well as different types of materials - perfect for those kids aged 2 to 11 years. They have classes on weekdays, weekends and even after school - so no excuses!
If they REALLY love art, then look into the Art Camps on offer! With 4 different camps for different age ranges between 2 years and 16 years, their spring and summer breaks can be filled with exercises to allow them to express themselves as well as get creative with their imaginations!
It's art fun all around at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art!
$5.50 over 5 years
4 years, and members
The museum are dedicated to preserving art, and keeping the stories of the artworks alive. They rely on donations and are a non profit organization.
Touching has bad consequences to the art, so please make sure that your kids don't touch any of the exhibits.
Check out the Museum Shop for all MOCA related gifts! There are also magnets, hats, mugs and cards!
They offer a range of educational programs for students who visit, so get them immersed in art too and arrange a field trip down to the museum! You can tailor their experience just for them!
If you do have special needs, give them a call to see what help they can offer you
You get a free audio tour included with your admission!