MoCA Westport

 

MoCA Westport

Westport, CT



Plan your visit!


MoCA Westport  


Pricing

Members: Free

General Admission: $10

Students/Educators: $5

Seniors (60+): $5

Children 12 & under, Military Personnel and Healthcare Providers: Free


Parking

Free

Mask Policy

Masks not required for Fully vaccinated individuals


Hours

Monday, Tuesday | Closed

Wednesday - Sunday | 12pm - 4pm

No Appointment Needed


Restaurant Recommendations Nearby

The Spotted Horse Tavern (American)

Amis Trattoria (Casual Italian)

Cantina Don Memo (Mexican)



Exploring MoCa Westport was a real treat. The perfect choice for a late afternoon getaway or Saturday date idea. The atmosphere at the museum is light, sleek, and modern. The concierge was friendly upon entering and an inviting chic bar for drinks and snacks in the lobby. The museum perfectly sets the stage for fantastical works of modern art. The gallery was open and light, allowing the works of art to really take center attention. Immediately a few pieces caught my eye when I started my journey through the gallery. Currently the museum is showing the Love Wins exhibition until August 21st. The Love Wins mural immediately catches the eye as it really encapsulates the goal of the exhibition. The mural is fun, energetic, and uplifting, utilizing rainbow pride colors and a fun illustration. Upon taking a closer look, the mural really touched me. On the mural, kids and teenagers, from the surrounding Westport area, signed their names and explained what Pride means to them. This aspect was incredibly powerful. It was these smaller details, like the signatures and the powerful crochet works, as well as the detailed paintings in Fox’s books, that really held my attention. In the second gallery space, MoCa displayed the Élan Vital exhibition. This exhibit was comparable to shows I have seen in museums across the country, specifically the Whitney. The works were thought provoking, insightful, and made you linger just that much longer. My favorite pieces of the exhibit were the Andisheh Avini piece titled Untitled and the Rachel Sydlowski piece titled Keeping Room. Both works were large and engaging, and both works were larger than life. Overall, the MoCa Westport is a hidden gem in the charming suburb of Westport. Its subtle sleek charm will make you want to keep coming back and it was a highlight of my weekend.







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