MOCA stands for Museum Of Contemporary Art! Contemporary is defined is art that is the product and reflection of the culture in which we live.
My daughter and I visited the Virginia Moca last weekend on a free weekend! What a great way to introduce us to an art museum we had never been to and to a different style of art my daughter has never seen.
My favorite thing about an art museum is not the creativity behind it although that is spectacular but, that it changes. You can always go and see something new.
This art featured was so amazing to look at. I had to refrain from touching it because it was so unbelievable. Cardboard was constructed into shapes and positions.
Cardboard!!!! These were just the start. These were made by art students in high school. This wasn't even the main event!
Right this way!!
My daughter told me to go first. I mean who knows what's beyond that black hole.
Magic! Art is magic!
The Monitorium exhibit was created by artist, puppeteer and more Wayne White. Here he focused on the history of the Battle of Hampton Roads with the Ironclad ships. In this exhibit you see sailors, ship related objects and there is even some fun hands on experiences. You can read more about the artist here.
Next stop we got to see all things "don't touch"!
The objects in the next room were made up of wires or glass but we're on stands or tables. So they were very tempting. If she saw something, she got excited and immediately wanted to point it out.
I think her favorite after all that we saw was the art lab area. This area encouraged people both young and old to leave your art. You know after seeing everything you have become inspired!
First stop was a picture on a piece of paper stuck on to the wall.
Next stop was cardboard!!! Behold the community board of artistic creativity!
I would say we stayed at least an hour and a half or so. She had fun looking at all the different pieces of art and creating her own.
It was definitely a great way to spend an afternoon. We had time together. We experienced a new place and some new art together! I'm glad she is open to visiting different places.