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World Peace

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Saturday, December 5th

ON VIEW BY RESERVATION: October 8 - January 17, 2021

“While contemporary art has intrinsic limitations on its efficacy in shaping social life and public policy, it does play an important role in shaping the narrative post facto."

- Co-curator Todd von Ammon

Curated to appear together for the first time, the works in World Peace reflect the culture of identity, and the divided and fractured political climate of America’s past and present. This timely and compelling multi-media exhibition contains photography, sculpture, video, site-specific installations, works on paper and protest art that address the culture of American politics. The group show features both local and world-renowned artists, featuring commentary on contemporary media culture, the criminal justice system, and the relationship between science and religion.

Showcased local and international artists include: Enrico Baj, Robert Beck, Huma Bhabha, Nayland Blake, Jennifer Bolande, Alexander Calder, Class Action Collective, Renee Cox, Catharine Czudej, Jessica Diamond, Marcel Dzama, Naiad Einsel, Mark Flood, Richard Frank, Nicholas Galanin, Richard Hamilton, Spencer Heyfron, Jonathan Horowitz, Corita Kent, Glenn Ligon, Marilyn Minter, Cady Noland, Spencer Platt, Wendy Red Star, Tabor Robak, Lorraine Schneider, Taryn Simon, Devin Troy Strother, Tracy Sugarman, Frank Thiel, Hank Willis Thomas, Bill Traylor and Julia Wachtel.

MoCA Westport Executive Director Ruth Mannes and Director of Exhibitions Liz Leggett collaborated with Todd von Ammon, art dealer, independent curator and director of von ammon co., in Washington, D.C. to curate the exhibition.

High School Student Art Exhibition Call for Submissions: Hindsight is 2020

We are excited to announce MoCA Westport’s High School Student Art Exhibition – the first in-person student show in our new museum space!

We ask that the work be made during the past year 2020, so we may exhibit a diverse portrait of what young people have been experiencing and observing during these challenging and unique times. All High School students are welcome to submit, and all submissions will be accepted (unless deemed inappropriate due to graphic content).

Submissions are due Friday, January 8, 2021 by 5pm via email. Cash prizes for First, Second and Third place will be awarded. Jurists to be announced soon!

We look forward to bringing together a diverse exhibition portraying the many creative and expressive voices of our community’s youth.

Upcoming At MoCA Westport

Thanksgiving Art & Wellness Classes

Introducing a week of Art & Wellness classes for school age students and adults during Thanksgiving Week 2020! We hope you will join us for a range of diverse workshops, focused on creativity and wellness.