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

Artist Talks with Andrew Barco and Elliot Doughtie

Saturday / October 21 / 1pm-3pm

Join artists Andrew Barco and Elliot Doughtie for conversations about their solo exhibitions currently on view at MoCA Arlington.

Neon Nights: Gala & Silent Auction

Wednesday / September 27 / 7pm

Join us on Wednesday, September 27 for a special gala and silent auction to benefit the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington. Tickets range from $250 to $500 and include a 3-course dinner, silent auction, and the joy you’ll feel knowing you’re supporting the museum! Can’t attend? Consider sponsoring an artist to attend in your place!

MoCA on the Move at Met Park

Sundays 10am-12pm

MoCA Arlington at Met Park
Fun for the whole family! No Experience Required offers playful art making activities for children (and their curious adults) every Sunday morning. There will be collaborative, community-built art works, and opportunities to “make and take” works, too.