Museum Initiative: The Visual Artists of Westport

September 27th, 2018

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Image:  Fertile Ways 1994 Alberta Cifolelli, Housatonic Museum of Art


Long time Westport resident and cultural champion, Len Fisher will fill the evening with stories of artists who made our community a haven for creativity. Artists began to make Westport their home starting at the turn of the 20th century, coming from New York, the Midwest and Europe. By the 1950s the Famous Artist School was founded by Norman Rockwell and Stevan Dohanos–calling upon even more young men and women to create wondrous illustrations, music and novels.


Mr. Fisher will present on these figures of Westport history and how Westport is taking steps to preserve them today. Light refreshments will be served prior to the presentation.


Online pre-registration $8 for members, $12 for non-members. At the door $10 suggested admission for members, $15 for non-members, $5 student with ID. No charge for children 12 and under. Reservations are recommended, register online here or call (203) 222-1424 x5. Tickets are nonrefundable. In the event you must cancel, we will consider your purchase a donation and will happily issue you a donation receipt.


To learn more about Westport artists, view their pieces in our collection and peruse the Famous Artist School paper make an appointment with our archives at