January 14, 2014

40 Years of Finding Your Artist at AAC

Happy New Year from AAC – We’re baaaack!

We are so excited to be kicking off 2014, but we have a little confession. We’re turning 40 this year (I know, we don’t look a day over 25!).

Yes, that’s right, we’ve been bringing you exhibitions for 40 years by the region’s best and brightest contemporary artists (not to mention emerging artists and art classes!)

Alex Podesta, Self-Portrait as Bunnies (The Scientists), 2011. various materials. 108 in x 32 in x 36 in
Alex Podesta, Self-Portrait as Bunnies (The Scientists), 2011. various materials. 108 in x 32 in x 36 in

To jump-start a year of 40th anniversary celebrations, guest curator and arts maven Laura Roulet is organizing CSA: Forty Years of Community-Sourced Art as our first show of the new year.

Laura sifted through our archives and identified five artists who got their start at AAC and invited them to show with us again. Then, those five artists aided Laura in selecting five emerging artists to represent the next generation, celebrating both our past and the future of art.

J.J. McCracken, Husk. Installation. 2014
J.J. McCracken, Husk. Installation. 2014

Artists featured in the show:

Upstairs in the Wyatt Gallery you’ll find art by all of AAC’s current residents in the show Here and Now.

The hip Sixties and groovy Seventies were a busy time for artists in the DC area. Several area organizations and collectives like the Torpedo Factory, Washington Project for the Arts and the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) incorporated during those years, along with AAC.

We need your help to celebrate this remarkable milestone! Please join us for the opening reception from 6-9pm on Saturday, January 25th . More info here (and on Facebook).

An Adventure of Being

Extended to February 11, 2024

Smith & Meyer Galleries
Featured Artists: Vincent Cy Chen, Nicki Cherry, Jeremy Olson, and Stephanie J. Williams

An Adventure of Being explores blurred boundaries, physical breakdown, and states of in-between-ness. The painting, sculpture, and installations included in the exhibition incorporate materials and forms that bring to mind living beings.

2024 Art Classes for Kids, Teens, and Adults!

Register now! Classes begin January 21!

Whether you are giving the gift of creativity this year to a friend or family member, or you plan to set a new year’s resolution to get back into creating, sign up today to secure your spot in one of MoCA’s wonderful programs! From drawing and painting to ceramics and mixed media, you are sure to find an inspiring art class.

Zaq Landsberg: Reclining Liberty

August 5, 2023 - July 28, 2024

Front Lawn
MoCA Arlington and Arlington Public Art are thrilled to co-sponsor the installation of Zaq Landsberg’s celebrated Reclining Liberty on the Museum’s front lawn.