About

OUR MISSION

Inspiring Intellectual and Creative Curiosity through the Arts​

MoCA Westport, a 501(c)(3) organization, which has been a cornerstone of the Westport arts community for the last 50 years, has undergone a significant expansion in order to bring even more rich and diverse programming to Westport. Exhibitions and performances from visual arts to classical music will be featured year round to inspire art enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels.

In addition, a unique education program, The Academy @MoCA Westport, provides semi-private instruction weekly to allow students to discover their own interpretations of the current gallery exhibitions.

MoCA Westport’s inaugural year begins on 9.22.19 and will be celebrated with works from globally renowned artists and locally impactful artists alike.

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Our History

2019

A Museum of Contemporary Art is Born

The Westport Arts Center, which has been a cornerstone of the Westport Arts Community for 50 years, has undergone a significant expansion in order to bring even more rich and diverse programming to Westport.

Now at 19 Newtown Turnpike in Westport, exhibitions and performances from visual arts to classical music are featured year round at the newly named MoCA Westport to inspire art enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. In addition, a unique education program, The Academy @MoCA Westport, provides semi-private instruction weekly to allow students to discover their own interpretations of the current gallery exhibitions.

2019

2002

WAC Builds a Gallery on the River

With substantial support from its Board of Directors, the Arts Center moved into a 3600 square foot gallery space on Riverside Avenue.

2002

1986

Name Changed to Westport Arts Center

The Arts Center moves to a space at Morningside Drive South and Boston Post Road, which offered gallery and performance space as well as studio space for member artists.

1986

1969

Westport-Weston Arts Council Incorporated

The Council was formed “to sponsor and encourage cultural and educational activities in the creative and performing arts in the towns of Westport, Weston, and the surrounding areas.”

1969

1934

Westport’s First Official Arts Organization

The town appropriated $3,000 (the equivalent of $60,000 today) to form Westport’s first official arts organization.

1934

As Early as 1929

Several major newspapers report that

Westport was “the home of the most distinctive community in the world.”

As Early as 1929

Leadership + Staff

William D. Felton

Chairman

View a list of our Board of Directors and Staff.

Amanda Innes

Executive Director

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Location

19 Newtown Turnpike
Westport, CT 06880

Contact Us

Phone: (203) 222-7070
Office Hours: M – F 10AM – 5PM

Museum Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Open for school visits
Wednesday: 12PM – 5PM
Thursday: 12PM – 8PM
Friday: 12PM – 5PM
Saturday: 11AM – 4PM
Sunday: 11AM – 4PM

Admissions

Members: Free
Adults (13+): $12
Kids (12 & under): Free
Parking: Free