Inspiring Intellectual and Creative Curiosity through the Arts
MoCA Westport is a visual and performing non-profit arts organization that has been a cornerstone of the Westport, Connecticut community for over fifty years. In 2019 MoCA Westport underwent a significant expansion in order to bring extensive programming to the local community and greater New York and New England regions.
MoCA Westport is dedicated to presenting diverse and innovative exhibitions featuring the work of established, emerging and locally impactful artists and curators. MoCA’s popular concert series features acclaimed musicians performing various genres in an intimate setting with a state of the art sound system. The Academy@MoCA offers educational classes and instruction uniquely designed to bring people of all ages and talents an opportunity to develop new skills and experience the creative arts in meaningful ways. The organization’s additional programming includes lectures, artist talks and family art days that engage and inspire wide-reaching audiences throughout the year.
MoCA Westport is thankful for the dedication of its generous donors and sponsors.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
As Early as 1929
Several major newspapers report that
Westport was “the home of the most distinctive community in the world.”
Visit MoCA Westport
19 Newtown Turnpike
Westport, CT 06880
General Admission: $8
Seniors (60+): $5
Children 12 & under, Military Personnel and Healthcare Providers: Free*
*Free Individual admission with valid ID