Lucy Mitchell: A Personal Museum
July 7th, 2020 through September 6th, 2020
The Adele H. Waggaman Community Gallery
This exhibit contains a collection of accumulated things i’ve found on walks around the island, on and under the ground, and from the beach. Some objects have been left as they are and some have been embellished, some are invented to resemble real artifacts, and they all are about living on an island. This collection also refers to the idea of display and ultimately to the origin of museums. Once you begin to organize collected items, to classify them in any way, to attach labels, there it is, a little museum ! So, within the larger Martha’s Vineyard Museum I am presenting a small and personal museum, a library of volumes without pages, leaves with words, stones as language, and other peculiar objects.