VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art is moving from its longtime home at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.
The museum announced on Tuesday that it’s moving to a new state-of-the-art facility on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan University, near the Virginia Beach-Norfolk line.
The new facility will be larger than the museum’s current location at about 30,000 square feet, per VWU spokesperson David Brandt, and the estimated $25 million cost will be footed by local philanthropists Jane Batten, Joan Brock, and Susan and David Goode.
The new building will actually go right next to the Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center at VWU.
Museum officials say the facility’s more central location will allow “the Museum to better connect with the cultural and educational fabric of the Hampton Roads area,” benefiting both students and the local community.
It will take about nine more months of planning before the facility breaks ground. You can learn more at MOCA’s website.
Wavy.com by: Brian Reese – Posted: Jul 25, 2023 / 10:46 AM EDT – Updated: Jul 26, 2023 / 05:36 PM EDT