Virtual Virginia MOCA

Although the doors are closed, the Museum is still open. Here.

Despite the Museum being closed due to COVID-19, Virginia MOCA staff has been hard at work exploring creative ways to bring the artists and art of Virginia MOCA to you, and Virtual Virginia MOCA is that way.

Virtual Virginia MOCA brings you and your family not only the ability to see the art on exhibition at Virginia MOCA, but also to get to know more about the art and the artists through interesting interviews, articles, videos and more. Plus, on Virtual Virginia MOCA you can view the artwork from the current exhibitions, learn with our education team, or visit again with the artists from past exhibitions such as Michael Kagan, Todd Schorr, Inka Essenhigh, and Ryan McGinness. There will be new features to explore almost every day, so visit regularly.

Wondering what happened to the Virginia MOCA website? It is still here, and it is still where you sign up for classes, explore the museum calendar, and make donations in support of Virginia MOCA. You can easily move between Virtual Virginia MOCA and the Virginia MOCA main website. Down the road, the plan is to merge the two sites into a brand new, multi-media website.

Enjoy and don’t be shy if you have ideas or suggestions. You can give input by emailing

today's spotlight:


Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. When people look slowly at a piece of art they make discoveries. The most important discovery they make is that they can see and experience art without an expert (or expertise).

MOCA has created a Slow Art Day guide below which you can download and use to look closely and critically at art from home. Join us for Slow Art Day on Saturday, April 4.

Share your thoughts and discoveries with us @VirginiaMOCA or #VirtualVirginiaMOCA!

Virtual Slow Art Day Printable_Final.pdf

Download the guide here by clicking on the image above.

One of several artworks featured in our Slow Art Day guide.

Kristin Skees, The Musgraves, 2019.Digital photograph. Courtesy of the artist.Featured in New Waves 2020

featured artists

Hear from artists on view currently and from the past several years who have brought their amazing work to Virginia MOCA.

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Photo by Fresh Look Photography


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Header photo: Installation view from Todd Schorr: Atomic Cocktail on view at Virginia MOCA September 22 – December 30, 2018. Artwork: Verne to Vader: Noteworthy Highlights Concerning the History of Space Fiction as Represented in Popular Culture, 1997. Acrylic on canvas. Collection of Mark Parker.

Shifting Gaze: A Reconstruction of the Black & Hispanic Body in Contemporary Art from the Collection of Dr. Robert B. Feldman was organized by the Mennello Museum of American Art and curated by Shannon Fitzgerald, Executive Director, Mennello Museum of American Art.

The exhibition presentation at MOCA is generously underwritten by the Capital Group, Meredith and Brother Rutter, and Petra Snowden. The exhibition is generously supported by the City of Orlando and Friends of The Mennello Museum of American Art. Funding is also provided by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program and United Arts of Central Florida.