59 School Street, Box 1310, Edgartown MA 02539 - 508.627.4441
Martha's Vineyard Museum MV Museum

Open Permanently

The Spotlight Gallery is a continuing exhibition series that explores the scope of the Museum's wonderful collection. The rotating exhibition features seldom seen objects and oral histories chosen by the curators for an in-depth look. Visitors will see these objects which are individually compelling but without an over-arching narrative theme. Objects will be frequently changed out through the gallery, giving visitors the opportunity to see something new on every visit to the Museum.

Check back frequently for more information about what will be featured next in the Spotlight Gallery.

now on exhibit in THE SPOTLIGHT GALLERY:

History Hybrid
June 2 - June 12

This exhibit explores the intersections of history and creative storytelling through visual art. Artists from Scott Goldin's 6th grade class at the MV Public Charter School began by studying gravestone iconography in the West Tisbury cemetery, as well as birth and death dates. Armed with additional archival information from the Museum, each student created a semi-historical tale celebrating the deceased individual's life, in emotionally charged mixed media assemblages. This exhibit is generously funded by the MA Cultural Council STARS program.