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Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

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© Courtesy of The Contemporary Art Center of Virginia
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
2200 Parks Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Venue Type: Museum


CURRENT EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
September 16th - February 11th, 2018
Small Works, Tall Tales
Wade Mickley, Kranitzky and Overstreet, Deborah G. Rogers, Julia and Robin Rogers, Tracey St. Peter, John Tobin, Aggie Zed
September 16th - February 11th, 2018
Monitorium
Wayne White
QUICK FACTS
Contact
Debi Gray
Open hours
Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday 10am-4pm Sunday noon-4pm
Phone
757.425.0000
Cost
$7 adults $5 students/seniors 65+/active duty military (must show ID) $3 children 4-14
DESCRIPTION

Our Mission

The Contemporary Art Center of Virginia (CAC) is a non-profit, non-collecting institution, which exists to foster awareness, exploration and understanding of the significant art of our time. Through excellence and diversity in our exhibitions and educational programming, CAC stimulates individual thinking and dialogue throughout the community.

Museum Programming

Regularly changing exhibitions feature painting, sculpture, photography, glass, video and other visual media from internationally acclaimed artists as well as artists of national and regional renown. By balancing its four primary activities--gallery exhibitions, studio art classes, educational outreach programs and outdoor art shows--the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia seeks to involve a diverse regional public in the rich and active language of contemporary visual art.

Annual fundraising events--Wine by Design, Boardwalk Art Show & Festival and Neptune Art & Craft Show--support CAC's year-round educational programs, including: FREE Family Fests, Pre-K Art Days, Master Classes and Studio School. Local schools can participate in Student Art Start (SAS) Tours and Outreach programs for nominal fees.

The Building

This Museum is one the region’s best examples of a private-public partnership. The building is owned and maintained by The City of Virginia Beach and CAC operates within it as a private, non-profit. Having maintained a small oceanfront property as the Virginia Beach Museum of Art, local supporters in the late 1980’s planned to construct a new physical space for the Museum. In 1989, after nearly a decade of planning, fundraising and construction, CAC opened in its present location at 2200 Parks Avenue. The current structure, designed by Boston architect E. Verner Johnson and Associates, is approximately 38,500 square feet and features 6,300 square feet of exhibition space.