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Jan 25, 2013. - Apr 28, 2013.

The Nexus

At Virginia MOCA

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Robert Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith (Neckbrace), New York, gelatin-silver print, 1977. Click to enlarge.

As the Chrysler undergoes its landmark expansion, here's a chance to see some of the top items in our contemporary art collection in a brand new setting. The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art presents The Nexus, an intriguing way to show the connections between two mainstays of the Hampton Roads art scene.

A "nexus" is defined as a causal link or a connected group or series, and it's a perfect name for this exhibition. It consists of artists that Virginia MOCA has featured before, but this time, the presentation includes works from our collection. The impressive lineup includes glass artists such as Dale Chihuly, photographers such as Robert Mapplethorpe and Andres Serrano, and a who's-who of contemporary art, including works by Robert Motherwell, Red Grooms, Tim Rollins, Carrie Mae Weems, Whitfield Lovell, Benny Andrews and William Wegman.

For more information, visit the Virginia MOCA website.

Virginia MOCA is just off I-264 East near the Virginia Beach oceanfront. Parking at the museum is free. MOCA is open Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $7.70, or $5.50 for Chrysler Museum Members, seniors, and students. The admission fee includes all exhibitions on view.

Rineke Dijkstra
Nida, Lithuania (Brigita)
Chromogenic print

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