We have a HOT TIP (in the middle of this COLD SEASON) for those among you who may be seeking an activity you can get out of the house and enjoy during these wintry weeks in (and around) Greenwich: Go see some evocative, thought provoking, and vibrant work created by local artists!
MoCA Westport's High School Student Art Exhibition, "Hindsight is 2020", is on view until March 13, 2021. "Hindsight is 2020" features approximately 200 submissions from students across Connecticut and New York (with quite a few accepted pieces from Greenwich artists), including painting, photography, digital art, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and more. All of the work was created during the year 2020, and much of it represents a poignant portrait of what our local students have been witnessing, experiencing, and moved by during these times of historic significance.
With the well-defined COVID-19 protocols prioritized at MoCA Westport, alongside their state-of-the-art HEPA air-filtration circulation system AND a timed, reservation-only system for visiting their High School Art Exhibition: "Hindsight is 2020"; this show represents an excellent opportunity to safely go see lots of inspiring artwork in-real-life, once again.
For those of you who are still most comfortable staying at home, the "Hindsight is 2020" exhibition is ALSO available to be viewed digitally via an ONLINE GALLERY at mocawestport.org/exhibition/hindsight-is-2020.
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Additional Information About The "Hindsight is 2020" Exhibition at MoCA Westport
Jurists for the exhibition include Paul Efstathiou, Director of Contemporary Art at Hollis Taggart Gallery; Amy Kaplan, a Westport-based artist and RTM member; and Tessa Moore, Vice President of MoCA Westport’s 2020-2021 Teen Council and a Staples High School junior.
"We were so impressed by the quality and diversity of work we received from the high school artists. We know students have had a challenging year, and that art and creative expression have helped many students with coping and resilience," stated Ruth Mannes, Executive Director of MoCA Westport.
“It was very meaningful to have teachers so engaged in this process," added Liz Leggett, MoCA Westport’s Director of Exhibitions, "they rallied their students and helped ensure their artwork got to MoCA Westport. We heard from several teachers that entering this exhibition was a highlight of the year for many of their students.”
Please note: MoCA Westport members receive free unlimited admission. See the MoCA Westport website for Non-Member admission fees, paid upon arrival.
Select Photography-Medium Artworks By Greenwich High School Students
Here are images (by Kylie Finkelstein) depicting a few of the photography-medium pieces created by Greenwich High School students that are included in the "Hindsight is 2020" Exhibition at MoCA Westport. To see more work by students from Greenwich (and beyond), click here.
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About MoCA Westport
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.
Learn More: mocawestport.org
Photos by Kylie Finkelstein
Featured photo courtesy MoCA Westport
Writing by Eric Taubert.