September 2, 2014

What’s new and what’s next…

We’re going to let you in on a little secret: things don’t slow down at Arlington Arts Center in August. Classes are humming along, artists are busy in their studios, and as for our exhibitions, we’re doing lots of scheming, meeting with artists, and planning the next two years of shows for your viewing pleasure.

Here’s a glimpse of what’s new and what’s next:

2014 Fall SOLOS

opens Oct. 18 (reception 6-9 pm; think art, cheese, wine!) with new work by:
Matthew Moore, photograph Thomas Burkett

Heloisa Escudero

Khanh H. Le

Joyce Yu-Jean Lee

Matthew Moore (pictured)

Matthew Shelley

Ann Tarantino

Emerging Curators Spotlight

On January 24 (reception: 6 – 9 pm) we’ll kick off the new year of exhibitions with an exciting new program never before offered through AAC!

Krista Caballero, Mapping Meaning
Krista Caballero, Mapping Meaning

We’ve invited four curators to create group exhibitions with the theme of their choice.

Curators are: Ellen Chenoweth, Danielle O’Steen, Megan Rook-Koepsel, and Caitlin Tucker-Melvin (stay tuned for a forthcoming blog post written to introduce our readers and viewers to these amazing emerging curators).

2015 Spring SOLOS

opens April 18 with a reception from 6 – 9 pm, with new work by:

Nate Larson, Training Exercise, Brandywine, MD, 2012. from the series "Escape Routes," 2012-13
Nate Larson, Training Exercise, Brandywine, MD, 2012. from the series “Escape Routes,” 2012-13

Bradley Chriss

Nichola Kinch

Kate Kretz

A. Gray Lamb

Nate Larson

Dan Perkins

Paul Shortt


Opening July 11, 2015, this show looks at games and play through the lens of contemporary art. We will examine play from a variety of vantage points, including: play as a vital tool for experimentation and innovation in art-making; play a fruitful source of subject matter and content; and play as a strategy to interact with and engage audiences in contemporary art. We are currently accepting proposals from artists who wish to participate in this exhibition. Deadline is Sept. 26. Apply online today!Play

Performances by Isa Leal & Liz Ensz + Skye Fort in conversation with NO GRIDS NO MASTERS

Saturday / April 20 / 6pm-8pm

An evening of performances by Isa Leal and Liz Ensz + Skye Fort in conversation with Ensz’s exhibition NO GRIDS NO MASTERS currently on view at MoCA Arlington.

Artist Talk at the Innovation Studio + Store: Chris Combs

Wednesday / April 17 / 6pm-7pm

Join us for a conversation with current Innovation Studio artist in residence Chris Combs and Blair Murphy, MoCA Arlington’s curator of exhibitions, about Combs’s new wall-sized installation The Next Big Thing.

2024 Art Classes for Kids, Teens, and Adults!

Register now! Classes begin April 7!

Less than 2 weeks left to register! Sign up today to secure your spot in one of MoCA Arlington’s award-winning programs! From drawing and painting to ceramics and mixed media, you are sure to find an inspiring art class. Enrich your creative journey with our talented instructors and explore the world of art in a fun and supportive environment.