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Museum Pieces: What’s in your garden?

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“To have a devoted neighbor rob her own garden to give you plants that shriek at your own plants and devastate your scheme of...

Museum Pieces: April is Earth Month

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“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” —Author Robert Swan A statement like that can feel intense,...

Museum Pieces: Envelope to eclipse

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“A performance is a conversation between you and an audience.” —Livingston Taylor I feel that concept can be applied to a museum. What I see...

Museum Pieces: Stay the course

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“I think you have to take everything that looks like a blow and turn it into a triumph. This is where my energy comes...

Museum Pieces: After hours at the museum

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“Make play a high priority in your life, for if you die tomorrow, no one can play for you, but someone can and will...

Museum Pieces: Try something new

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“It’s a natural law, you receive as much as you give.” —Paul Karasik What if we wake up each day and choose kindness? Actively look...

Museum Pieces: Life outside our experience

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“We can’t change what happened in the past, but we can learn the truth of what did happen without fear or defensiveness.” —Linda Coombs Martha’s...

Museum Pieces: Far-reaching exhibits

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“I was put on earth to make people laugh.” —Art Buchwald Why are we here? Who are we? Defining anything is incredibly hard. Think about...

Museum Pieces: Building community

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“No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.” —P.T. Barnum We are different for a reason. Humans have such a complicated relationship...

Museum Pieces: Gathering place

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“To know how much there is to know is the beginning of learning to live.”  –Dorothy West Take another second to read that quote again,...

Museum Pieces: You’re part of the story

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“Change often takes time. It rarely happens all at once.” —U.S. Rep. John Lewis  The world is always changing, which requires us to change with...

Museum Pieces: Clifford the Big Red Dog exhibit opens

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“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” Decades after he wrote them, these words of poet e.e. cummings ring true....

Museum Pieces: Universal acceptance

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“We didn’t think anything special about them. They were just like anyone else.”  Deafness in Chilmark was once very common, and medical anthropologist and author...

Museum Pieces: New year, new shows

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“If things go wrong, don’t give up. Go back and try again.” These words by Norman Bridwell, author of the “Clifford” books, are a perfect...

Museum Pieces: Another 100 years

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"How little we know, I thought, of the people we live amongst." —Geraldine Brooks Geraldine Brooks is a Pulitzer prizewinning author who has a residence...

Museum Pieces: A few favorites

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“There is no life that does not contribute to history.” —Dorothy West Dorothy West was one of the most remarkable writers of the Harlem Renaissance,...

Museum Pieces: Maritime history and more

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“History is who we are, and why we are the way we are.”  –David McCullough Island author David McCullough was a two-time winner of the...

Museum Pieces: Exploring Island history

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“A visit to a museum is a search for beauty, truth, and meaning in our lives.” This statement from artist Maira Kalman, which I came...

All the colors of the rainbow

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“I believe that within every woman, every human, lies a spark of magic. I handcraft my jewelry to empower and help them embrace their...