'Accessible to everyone': Donation to MoCA Westport covers visitors' admissions for a year
You can now visit the MoCA Westport for free thanks to a recent act of generosity from a local resident.
Admission will be free for the next year due to that major donation, which covers what the museum annually gets from gallery admissions.
"They asked to remain anonymous but they wanted people in Connecticut to experience art and have it be accessible to everyone," says MoCA Westport executive director Ruth Mannes.
Its current exhibition, called "Between the Ground and the Sky," is a photographic journey celebrating Connecticut's farms and farmers.
"The exhibitions change every two months so you’re really seeing a lot of shows in that time frame," says Mannes.
Mannes says art has the power to educate, enrich and build connections between us. She says this gift puts that in reach of everyone regardless of income.
"A lot of people are struggling, a lot of people can't afford to pay $40 for a family of four to come into a museum and see a show and so this donor really wanted the equity," Mannes says.
MoCA Westport also features musical performances and arts education.