SUMMER EXHIBITION

Kaleidoscope

Exhibition Dates: August 25- September 1, 2024

 Opening Reception: Sunday, August 25 | 12:30-2 PM

Register now; suggested donation $10/adult

The Kaleidoscope exhibition features works from both our Camp MoCA campers and MoCA Gives Back Healing Arts participants.

Camp MoCA Exhibition Details

We invite you to join us in celebrating the creativity, growth, and passion of our campers at the end-of-summer exhibition that will showcase the incredible artistic achievements and life skills our young artists have developed during their time at Camp MoCA Westport.

This summer, our young artists at Camp MoCA Westport embarked on an unforgettable adventure of self-discovery, family connection, and community engagement. Through the exploration of diverse art styles and renowned artists, they delved into themes of self-expression, family, and community, while honing their artistic skills and fostering character-building traits such as trustworthiness, responsibility, respect, fairness, and citizenship.

Our campers discovered the transformative power of the ‘ish’ mindset, which encourages creativity and self-expression without the constraints of perfection. Embracing this approach, they learned to appreciate the beauty of imperfection and focus on the process of creating, experimenting, and learning.

In the realm of family, campers engaged with various family-themed lessons inspired by celebrated artists, creating artworks that celebrated love, family diversity, and personal history. These activities allowed them to develop valuable character-building skills, such as responsibility, fairness, and respect, in the context of family life.

Lastly, our young artists immersed themselves in the concept of community by participating in lessons inspired by renowned artists. They created collaborative artworks that highlighted the importance of community connections, teamwork, and active citizenship. They reflected on their camp experiences and developed personal action plans to be responsible community members.

MoCA Gives Back Healing Arts Exhibition Details 

Explore a showcase of artwork created by participants who have found inspiration, joy, and a deeper connection to the world around them through the healing power of art. The MoCA Gives Back initiative embodies the core belief of MoCA CT: arts for all. We are dedicated to recognizing and meeting the diverse needs of our community through partnerships, high-quality programming, and outreach to under-resourced populations.

The MoCA Gives Back Healing Arts Exhibition is a celebration of our commitment to providing meaningful programs and a broad range of opportunities for all members of our local community. This initiative is an extension of our mission to build a deeper understanding and passion for the arts by presenting thought-provoking and relevant arts experiences. MoCA Gives Back is our promise to make MoCA CT’s exhibition, performing, and educational arts programs accessible to everyone.

Learn more about the MoCA Gives Back initiative. 

FALL EXHIBITION

The Cathedral  – Jimmy’s Journey

James Grashow Retrospective

Exhibition Dates: September 19 – January 5, 2025

Opening Reception: September 19 from 6-8 PM

James (“Jimmy”) Grashow is an American sculptor and woodcut artist. He is perhaps best known for his sculptures and large-scale installations (such as cities, fountains, and menageries) made of cardboard. Grashow also created cover art for record albums such as Jethro Tull‘s 1969 album Stand Up and the 1971 Yardbirds album Live Yardbirds: Featuring Jimmy Page. Grashaw is the subject of a 2012 documentary entitled The Cardboard Bernini, describing the creation, exhibition, anticipated decay, and ultimate destruction of an enormous cardboard fountain, inspired by the Trevi Fountain in Rome and the work of Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

MoCA CT 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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