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August 2020

Hidden Collections with Chief Curator Bonnie Stacy (Virtual Program)

August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Museum's archives hold thousands of documents, postcards, maps, photographs, and other ephemera. They remain safely housed in climate controlled storage, with only a few examples used in temporary exhibitions. The stories they tell are the stories of Martha's Vineyard: nuanced, complicated, romantic, colorful, and challenging. Join Chief Curator Bonnie Stacy as she takes you behind the scenes for an exploration of a selection of the Museum's archives and the fascinating stories that they hold. This program will debut on…

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September 2020

Mystery Into Order: Cabinets of Curiosity and the Urge to Collect with Chief Curator Bonnie Stacy (Virtual Only)

September 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

In this short history of showing off strange stuff, MVM Chief Curator Bonnie Stacy will examine “cabinets of curiosity,” their status as forerunners of today’s museums, the way that rich and noble Europeans used them to show off knowledge and wealth, the problems and pleasures that arise accidentally from taking things out of context, and the ways that contemporary artists have adapted this ancient idea to their own purposes. This talk complements Lucy Mitchell’s exhibition, Recollection: A Personal Museum, currently…

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Hidden Collections with Research Librarian Bow Van Riper (Virtual Program)

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Museum's archives hold thousands of documents, postcards, maps, photographs, and other ephemera. They remain safely housed in climate controlled storage, with only a few examples used in temporary exhibitions. The stories they tell are the stories of Martha's Vineyard: nuanced, complicated, romantic, colorful, and challenging. Join Research Librarian Bow Van Riper as he takes you behind the scenes for an exploration of a selection of the Museum's archives and the fascinating stories that they hold. This program will debut…

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