- The Cottagers: 65 Years of Community and Service
- Work of the Soul: Meta Warrick Fuller, Lois Mailou Jones, Delilah Pierce, and Olive “Cutie” Bowles
The Cottagers: 65 Years of Community and Service
August 10th, 2021 through September 24th, 2021
Adele H. Waggaman Community Gallery
The Cottagers began in 1956 when a group of friends and African American women homeowners in Oak Bluffs decided to come together and make a donation to mark their appreciation for the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Over the past 65 years, the organization and its philanthropic efforts have grown. Each year the Cottagers host a number of fundraising events, from clambakes to fashion shows, and distribute the funds to a variety of Island charities. This exhibit celebrates their continuing legacy and commitment to Oak Bluffs and the wider Martha’s Vineyard community.
Work of the Soul: Meta Warrick Fuller, Lois Mailou Jones, Delilah Pierce, and Olive “Cutie” Bowles
August 3rd, 2021 through October 11th, 2021
This exhibition explores the work and interconnected lives of four extraordinary black women artists who lived, vacationed, and worked on the Vineyard during the early-mid 20th century: pioneering sculptor Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller, world-renowned painter Lois Mailou Jones, artist and educator Delilah Pierce, and seamstress-turned artist Olive “Cutie” Bowles.