WESTPORT — “It Will Go On,” an exhibit highlighting the art of resistance inspired by literature, will open with a March 21 reception at MoCA Westport.

The event, including a poetry performance by Sahmra Sawyer, will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the museum, 19 Newtown Turnpike.

General admission costs $10; free to museum members. To reserve tickets in advance online, click here.

The exhibit, which runs through June 16, is titled after the final line from Nikki Giovanni’s “My Poem,” according to a MoCA publicity release, and “responds to the poem’s call for continued revolution, focusing on the poem’s final line, ‘it will go on.’ ”

The display explores “questions of revolution and textual resistance in the contemporary moment, the exhibition considers both overt and nuanced forms of protest,” the museum’s release states. Text serves “as a central and connective framework, highlighting artists who employ the written word as a driving component of their practice.”

The exhibit is curated by Victoria McCraven, and includes work by Vanessa Charlot, Susan Chen, Demian Demian DinéYazhi´, Kahlil Robert Irving, Glenn Ligon Helina Metaferia, William Ransom, John Rivas, Sneha Shrestha, Xaviera Simmons, Remy Sosa and Tavares Strachan.

Accompanying the exhibit will be an interactive installation by the Black Art Library, offering visitors resources to learn about themes of the artwork on display.

For questions or more information, contact MoCA Westport by calling 203-222-7070 or emailing info@mocawestport.org.