Friday, December 9, 2022

Museums

Eye-opening exhibit

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History is typically written by those in power, and museum exhibitions often focus on people at the top of the social pyramid with the ability to be the master of their own fate. The...

‘Freedom dreams’

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As you walk down the hall on the second floor of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, the vibrant, 30- by 42-in. photographic portraits in the large, light-filled Hollinshead gallery straight ahead beckon to you. There...

‘Let’s Dance!’

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How do you bring dance to life in a museum exhibition, which is inherently made up of objects that don’t move? Exhibitions assistant Kate Logue skillfully animates the show by covering the walls with...

A museum of understanding

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When is a museum more than a museum? When it’s Oak Bluffs’ Mariposa Museum and World Culture Center, which is a welcoming, light-filled space brimming with art expressions of many kinds. The museum was...

‘Stan Murphy at 100’ on exhibition at the M.V. Museum

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Stan Murphy was renowned as a premiere and well-respected Island artist. The current exhibition at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum is an overview of his life and art, celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth. He...

Seeing beauty in the ordinary

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The Mariposa Museum was bustling with activity Friday afternoon. Children surrounded a table littered with scissors, beads, yarn, and other art equipment, focused on making magic wands from the available objects. In the back...

Four great artists included in museum exhibit ‘Work of the Soul’

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The Martha’s Vineyard Museum’s special exhibition “Work of the Soul: Meta Warrick Fuller, Lois Mailou Jones, Delilah Pierce, and Olive (Cutie) Bowles” offers an unprecedented opportunity to see the art of four significant Black...

Just works

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Just past the restaurants and shops on Circuit Ave. in Oak Bluffs, you can see the green and black sign of the Mariposa Museum. The museum’s exterior is unassuming, blending into the surrounding buildings. Once...

Readying for summer, Martha’s Vineyard Museum reopens exhibits

With summer on the doorstep, the Martha’s Vineyard Museum is reopening the remaining spaces previously closed due to the pandemic; the museum is expanding hours as well. A number of new exhibits have also...

M.V. Museum explores the history and myths around Thanksgiving

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Many pervasive myths surround Thanksgiving, a holiday celebrated by the majority of Americans. Historian, professor, and author David Silverman will join Aquinnah Wampanoag and tribal elder David Vanderhoop for a conversation about these myths...

Museum will host interactive Halloween show

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum hosts UnExquisite Corpse, a Halloween spectacle, on Friday Oct. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 pm. This immersive and farcical show shapes its haunted landscape through storytelling,...

History, culture, and sculpture

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Oak Bluffs has long been known for its rich history, specifically when it comes to African American culture. This is the legacy that Mariposa Museum hopes to emphasize with its newest exhibit, “Freedom Songs!” Mariposa...

Season’s greetings from the M.V. Museum

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum will open its latest and last exhibit in its Edgartown location on Monday, Dec. 11, during a reception from 5 to 7 pm. “Merry and Bright,” an exhibit featuring holiday...