Exhibitions for Rent continued...
While conducting research for a book about art and craft objects created by Japanese Americans during World War II, author Allen Hendershott Eaton amassed a significant collection of such camp artifacts. More than 60 years later, in 2015, a controversial attempt by a private party to auction the artifacts was averted by Japanese American community leaders and activists. Ultimately, the Eaton Collection was transferred to the Japanese American National Museum for safekeeping and conservation.
The museum is now actively seeking input from the community about the items in the collection through a traveling pop-up display and accompanying workshops.
More information: http://www.janm.org/exhibits/contested-histories/
Living Designs & Shared Values: Highlights from the Jane P. Fitzpatrick Quilt Collection
Thanks to a generous gift from the Fitzpatrick family, Hancock Shaker Village is now home to a wonderful collection of American quilts. This exhibit showcases the highlights of that collection, tracing the history of quilting, the familiar patterns, and explores women’s arts and entrepreneurship.
More information: Email Sarah Margolis-Pineo or phone 413.443.0188 x232.