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Opening Reception for When Caged Birds Sing @ Moca Westport
October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MoCA Westport announces that When Caged Birds Sing, a Human Rights Teaching exhibition created by esteemed Westport, CT-based artist Ann Weiner, will open to the public on October 29, 2021. The works were acquired for the Museum’s permanent collection in February 2021.
The general public is invited to attend the opening reception on Thursday, October 28th from 6 – 8 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through January 8, 2022.
Weiner is a long-time resident of Westport, CT who has had a tremendous impact on the artistic community through her works of art, writings, teaching and philanthropy. She has participated in numerous solo exhibitions and group exhibitions throughout her career.
When Caged Birds Sing features eight life-size sculptures representing current women’s rights activists who suffered and survived abuse because of their gender, and who continue to advocate for the rights of others at risk. The title of the exhibition is based on the Maya Angelou poem, Caged Bird, which includes the refrain, “The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom.”