The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is a nonprofit institution founded in 1952 to foster awareness, exploration, and understanding of the significant art of our time. Regularly changing exhibitions feature painting, sculpture, photography, glass, video and other visual media from internationally acclaimed artists as well as artists of national and regional renown. MOCA seeks to involve a diverse regional public in contemporary visual art through gallery exhibitions, studio art classes, educational outreach, and more. MOCA's nationally-ranked Boardwalk Art Show is the City of Virginia Beach's oldest event, taking place annually on Father's Day Weekend. By operating at a National Standard, MOCA received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2010.