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Located at the crossroads of Virginia Tech and downtown Blacksburg, Virginia, on the corner of Main Street and Alumni Mall, the Moss Arts Center is a thriving community where the arts are a catalyst for engagement, inspiration, and discovery.

The center operates as both a presenting organization and as a 147,000-square-foot, top-caliber arts center. Since opening in 2013, the center has brought innovative, significant, and diverse programming to the campus and the region.

The Moss Arts Center is named in tribute to artist and philanthropist Patricia Buckley Moss, who committed $10 million toward construction of the facility on the campus of Virginia Tech.  

 Body Full of Time performance in the Cube. A performer wears electrodes for motion-capture avatars. There is a large screen with animated avatars.

Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology

The Moss Arts Center and the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) form a partnership unique in higher education. Together, the performing­ and visual arts center and research institute blur the lines between formal and informal learning and have helped create a higher-education prototype looked to by institutions around the world.


Box Office:
Tuesday-Friday, 10 AM-5 PM
Saturday, 10 AM-4 PM


Tuesday-Friday, 10 AM-5 PM*
Saturday, 10 AM-4 PM*
*during exhibition run dates

The Moss Arts Center typically will be closed:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day weekend (Saturday-Monday)
  • Juneteenth (observed holiday)
  • July 4th (observed holiday)
  • Labor Day weekend (Saturday-Monday)
  • Thanksgiving holiday (Wednesday at noon through Sunday)
  • Winter break holiday (as determined by the university)

Note: subject to special events or activities that may be scheduled during these times.

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    Opera Roanoke and Blacksburg Master Chorale perform on stage at the Moss Arts Center while a full theatre looks on.

    Discover a diverse mix of dance, theatre, and classical and contemporary music performances.

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    Virginia Tech students visit the Moss Arts Center galleries to view the fall 2023 exhibitions. At center, a young Black woman in a brown shirt, wearing glasses and with blue woven into her long braids, observes william cordova's exhibition.

    Experience visual art from international, national, regional, and student artists in our galleries.

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    Ingoma Nshya, the Women Drummers of Rwanda, Black women wearing draped red fabrics and white shirts, perform on stage during a free school-day performance of "The Book of Life" for area PK-12 students.

    Participate in learning and engagement opportunities with visiting artists, which are tailored for different ages and abilities.

Land Acknowledgement

Virginia Tech acknowledges that we live and work on the Tutelo/Monacan People’s homeland, and we recognize their continued relationships with their lands and waterways. We further acknowledge that the Morrill Land-Grant College Act (1862) enabled the commonwealth of Virginia to finance and found Virginia Tech through the forced removal of Native Nations from their lands in California and other areas in the West.

Land Acknowledgement

Virginia Tech acknowledges that its Blacksburg campus sits partly on land that was previously the site of the Smithfield and Solitude Plantations, owned by members of the Preston family. Between the 1770s and the 1860s, the Prestons and other local white families that owned parcels of what became Virginia Tech also owned hundreds of enslaved people. Enslaved Black people generated resources that financed Virginia Tech’s predecessor institution, the Preston and Olin Institute, and they also worked on the construction of its building.