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Past Exhibitions

Between the Ground and the Sky

Between the Ground and the Sky

MoCA Westport and the Westport Farmers’ Market (WFM) announce a new collaboration culminating in an exhibition entitled Between the Ground and the Sky on view August 27 – October 17, 2021. 

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Love Wins

Love Wins

Love Wins features a site-specific mural created by Staples High School student Poppy Livingstone (Westport, CT) and the teens of Westport, in support of LGBTQ+ Pride Month.

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Unfit For Print

Unfit For Print

Unfit For Print is a dual exhibition featuring the selected works of Noah Fox and Patrick Perry.

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Élan Vital

Élan Vital

Élan Vital features the eleven artists selected for our first Summer Open Call, curated by Max Teicher and Emily White.

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SMASH

SMASH

Presented in both grandiose and intimate scales and settings throughout our galleries, Minter’s videos are exhibited together for the first time in a public institution.

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Hindsight is 2020

Hindsight is 2020

The Hindsight is 2020 High School Student Art Exhibition features submissions created during the year 2020, illustrating a diverse portrait of what young people experienced during these challenging and unique times.

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World Peace

World Peace

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.

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Helmut Lang

Helmut Lang

MoCA Westport is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Helmut Lang, curated by Todd von Ammon, on view to the public through September 12, 2020.

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Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

We bring together two of celebrated artist Yayoi Kusama’s works that offer two distinct persepectives on the ‘Infinite.’ One more internal, one more external, they both demonstrate how we reflect in the universe around us.

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5th Annual High School Art Exhibition | Project Space

5th Annual High School Art Exhibition | Project Space

AWARDS CEREMONY   Fri. April 26  |  6-7:30pm Students throughout the region submitted original works of art showcasing their creativity and artistic talent, and have an opportunity to compete for several distinguished awards for young artists. Westport Arts Center is...

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Tête-à-Tête | Partner Program

Tête-à-Tête | Partner Program

Features artists that reimagine and reinvent the Victorian-era conversation bench–also known as a tête-à-tête, courting bench, conversation bench, kissing bench and gossip’s chair.

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Fractured

Fractured

Spencer Platt Curated by Kenneth Baker On view January 11 - March 2, 2019 Opening Reception: January 11, 6-8PM Curated by world-renowned art critic Kenneth Baker, this first solo exhibition of award-winning photographer and Westport native Spencer Platt, presents the...

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Paradise

Paradise

On view September 14 – December 1, 2018 Curated by Todd von Ammon PARADISE embodies the Anthropocene, the proposed geological epoch wherein human activity is the dominant influence over the climate and the natural environment. Each artwork examines some aspect of how...

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SELECTS 2018

SELECTS 2018

SELECTS 2018 is the twelfth annual summer member artist exhibition at Westport Arts Center. The exhibition is on view June 22 – August 24, 2018. The exhibition is juried by Joe Amrhein and Susan Swenson of Pierogi Gallery (NYC), arguably known as one of the most...

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Handmade: Women Reshaping Contemporary Art

Handmade: Women Reshaping Contemporary Art

The Westport Arts Center presented Handmade: Women Reshaping Contemporary Art from March 23 – June 2, 2018. The exhibition was curated by Elizabeth Gorayeb, Executive Director of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc., a non-profit art historical research foundation...

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Fourth Annual High School Student Art Exhibition

Fourth Annual High School Student Art Exhibition

In its fourth year, the exhibition (on view March 23 - June 2, 2018) was juried by esteemed art historian Elizabeth Gorayeb, Executive Director of the world-renowned Wildenstein Plattner Institute. She also served as the curator for the Arts Center’s Spring...

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What Keeps Mankind Alive  / The Last Library

What Keeps Mankind Alive / The Last Library

Ward Shelley's What Keeps Mankind Alive featured a selected group of diagrammatic paintings that tease out narratives from history and culture. The paintings were presented within the context of The Last Library, an ongoing collaboration between Shelley and artist...

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Vivian Maier – A Lifetime of Photographs

Vivian Maier – A Lifetime of Photographs

©Estate of Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York. The Westport Arts Center presented Vivian Maier – a Lifetime of Photographs from September 15 to November 10, 2017. The exhibition featured over seventy color and black & white...

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Third Annual High School Student Exhibition

Third Annual High School Student Exhibition

April 21 - June 30 Simultaneous with Main Street to Madison Avenue, the third annual High School Student Exhibition opened on April 21.  High School students throughout Fairfield County were invited to submit original works of art showcasing their creativity and...

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Main Street to Madison Avenue

Main Street to Madison Avenue

April 21 - June 23 Our celebration of the 1950s and 1960s continued with our Spring 2017 exhibition, Main Street to Madison Avenue. The exhibition highlighted many of the most significant illustrators, photographers and designers that lived and worked in Westport in...

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More Than Words: As We Are

More Than Words: As We Are

An art collaboration led by artist Pamela Hovland with the broader community of Westport, the As We Are! full gallery installation presented a local perspective on identity and stereotype that people of all demographics encounter daily. Opening on Friday, January 27...

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MORE Than Words / #iammore

MORE Than Words / #iammore

The MORE Than Words/#iammore exhibition featured works created in support of the theme of the Arts Center’s previous exhibition MORE Than Words – courage, resilience and empowerment in the face of bullying – featuring pieces by some of the most important contemporary...

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More Than Words

More Than Words

The Westport Arts Center’s fall 2016 exhibition and related community programming, was entitled MORE Than Words – courage, resilience and empowerment in the face of bullying. The MORE Than Words exhibition examined the topic of bullying within a broad cultural context...

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SOLOS 2016

SOLOS 2016

Juried by Douglas Hyland, Former Director of the New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) in New Britain, CT, SOLOS 2016 was on view from June 24 – August 20, 2016.  SOLOS 2016 was generously sponsored by Cohen & Wolf, P.C. In its tenth year, SOLOS is a...

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Two Steps Forward: Contemporary Cuban Art

Two Steps Forward: Contemporary Cuban Art

Featured image above: Franklin Alvarez’s Shortcut II, watercolor on paper, 2015. Two Steps Forward: Contemporary Cuban Art was an exhibition featuring a diverse and compelling range of works by emerging and established Cuban artists, on display April 29 – June 4,...

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2nd Annual High School Student Exhibition

2nd Annual High School Student Exhibition

The second annual high school student exhibition was on view March 18 – April 23. As part of the competition, Staples High School eleventh-grade student Sebastian Avila was chosen as the recipient of the 2016 Tracy Sugarman Award for his work "Dream On," a charcoal...

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NOIR

NOIR

The Westport Arts Center's NOIR exhibition featured the works of renowned Westport artist Ann Chernow. The exhibition was on view March 18 - April 23. The exhibition included 43 paintings, drawings, lithographs, and etchings, some of which were completed in 2016 and...

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Enid Munroe: Artist & Alchemist

Enid Munroe: Artist & Alchemist

The Enid Munroe: Artist & Alchemist exhibition was on view at the Westport Arts Center from January 22 through February 27, 2016. Enid Munroe has been a successful exhibiting artist for 50 years best known for her landscape paintings and portraits.  The Artist...

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Eric Fischl; Photographs and Paintings

Eric Fischl; Photographs and Paintings

The Westport Arts Center hosted an exhibition of photographs and paintings by the renowned artist Eric Fischl July 10 - September 15, 2015.  Fischl is considered one of the most influential figurative painters of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The showcased...

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Leonard Everett Fisher: A Retrospective

Leonard Everett Fisher: A Retrospective

The Westport Arts Center's  "Leonard Everett Fisher: A Retrospective" exhibition featuring one of Westport’s most revered practicing artists ran from March 27 - April 25, 2015. The collection reflected Fisher’s ability to blur the lines between design, illustration...

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Edward Burtynsky: Nature Speaks

Edward Burtynsky: Nature Speaks

On September 19, 2014, the Westport Arts Center opened Edward Burtynsky: Nature Speaks an exhibition that included large-format color photographs by world-renowned Canadian photographer, Edward Burtynsky, who has achieved international recognition for his photographs...

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Chuck Close: About Face

Chuck Close: About Face

The Westport Arts Center’s exhibition Chuck Close: About Face (Nov 2013 – Jan 2014) brought together the internationally renowned works of Chuck Close with local experiences of Westport residents in a singular and memorable exhibition. Previous Visual Arts Director...

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MoCA Westport presents the art of today to build a dialogue, to affect our perceptions and beliefs, and to create transformative experiences.  From local to national to international artists, our exhibitions and supporting programming both reflect and critically examine our world. 

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