Summer Exhibitions Opening Reception

Saturday, June 16, 6-9pm

Our summer exhibitions open on Saturday, June 16th! Join us for drinks from 6 to 9pm to meet the artists participating in Open World and Within/Between and visit our resident artists in their studios.

Borrowing its title from “open world” style video game environments, Open World features eight contemporary artists and artist teams who engage in world-building through installation, video, digital media, sculpture, and collage. They invite their viewers to enter into these new worlds, constructing narratives or introducing characters that help the audience move through and understand the alternate realities and imagined spaces they’ve created.

Open World features work by Rachel Frank, Jodie Mim Goodnough, Rachel Guardiola, Azikiwe Mohammed, Nicholas O’Brien, Plakookee, Alissa D. Polan, and Stephanie J. Williams.

In Within/Between, AAC Resident Artists Olivia Tripp Morrow and Jen Noone explore materiality and form. Jen Noone explores the relationship between the appearance of a thing, its material make up, and its function. Olivia Tripp Morrow’s work addresses the body, memory, sexuality, domesticity, and excess.

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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.

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