Winter Exhibitions Opening Reception

Rescheduled Date: Saturday / Feburary 9 / 6-9pm

Please join us on Saturday, February 9 from 6 to 9pm to celebrate the opening of our winter exhibitions, Over, Under, Forward, Back and Convergence: Works by AAC’s Resident Artists. Engage with artists from both exhibitions and visit our residents during their open studio hours.

Former AAC resident Rachel Schmidt will also be in attendance to celebrate her lawn installation Distort Displace, currently installed on AAC’s front lawn.

Whether working with yarn, thread, found fabric, recycled clothing, fishing line, or plastic netting, contemporary artists working in fibers, textiles, and related traditions utilize materials that are also ubiquitous in daily life. From the circulation of commercial textile and fabric goods, such as clothing, to diverse traditions of hand-making, often coded as women’s work, fibers-based media and the techniques for manipulating them are tied to history, to economics, to community, and to family tradition. These connections have inspired and attracted the artists of Over, Under, Forward, Back, who embrace the techniques of the past, experiment with new means of production, utilize non-traditional materials, and mine their own personal and family histories for connections to their work.

Participating artists: April Camlin, Steven Frost, Rania Hassan, Sarah J. Hull, Robin Kang, Julia Kwon, Olivia Tripp Morrow, Natalia Nakazawa, Danni O’Brien, and Sarah Stefana Smith.

Featuring a diverse selection of works by AAC’s twelve resident artists, Convergence examines the current trajectories of these artists, while surveying the collective output of AAC’s creative community. Reflecting the creative dialogue that characterizes AAC’s residency program, this exhibition presents work in a broad array of media, from sculptural assemblage to photographs to paintings. Despite the multiplicity of approaches, the works are connected by a shared interest in time and memory, personal and cultural history, and material transformation. From sculptural works based on memories of the urban landscape, to photographs exploring absence and presence, to paintings addressing cultural appropriation, this exhibit offers an overview of the processes and themes embraced by AAC’s talented artistic community.

Artists featured include AAC’s ten long-term and two short-term resident artists: Negar Ahkami, Michèle Colburn, Roxana Alger Geffen, Sarah Hardesty, Stephanie Lane, Marissa Long, Ryan McCoy, Olivia Tripp Morrow, Jen Noone, Jung Min Park, Austin Shull, and Dawn Whitmore.

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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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