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Fuller Craft Museum Offers Free Pussyhats

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Fuller Craft Museum Offers Free Pussyhats for the Upcoming Boston/Cambridge Women’s March and Beyond.

The aim of The Pussyhat Project was to outfit enough participants with pink hats to create a collective visual statement of unity at the Women’s March on Washington—the now ubiquitous “sea of pink.” An equally important objective was to provide those who couldn’t attend a March the opportunity to be represented and to support women’s rights by making and gifting a hat to a marcher. In keeping with that spirit, Fuller Craft has partnered with curator Beth Miller to present a special “Gifting” installation within our exhibition Revolution in the Making: The Pussyhat Project (January 21 – May 20, 2018). While supplies last, hats will be available for visitors to take and wear in support of women’s equality and social justice for all.

In anticipation of the January 20 Boston/Cambridge Women’s March, Fuller Craft Museum has made special accommodations for visitors to take a hat in advance of the January 21 opening reception for Revolution in the Making. While Revolution in the Making will not be open until January 20, we will have the hats provided by Beth Miller available for the taking on January 18 and January 19 at Fuller Craft. The Pussyhats will be available (on a first-come-first-served basis from the special gifting installation only) at no cost for anyone wishing to wear the hat in the January 20 Boston/Cambridge Women's March. We will have the display set up in the Great Room for visitors who pay museum admission, and in addition, there will be a small number at the front desk for those who don't wish to pay for entry.

Miller explains, “These hats continue the energy of the Women’s March and validate women around the country who are committed to resist and persist. This special exhibition area welcomes interaction. Visitors are invited to choose a hat to take for their own future actions of resistance and to wear in support of women’s rights. This action will reignite the efforts of the hundreds of craftivists in this exhibit, while spreading solidarity and intention as these hats are taken out into the world in the next act of activism.”

Upcoming Exhibition-Related Programming

Opening Reception January 21, 2018 2:00 – 5:00 pm

3:00 pm Panel Discussion (included with Museum admission)

“Make Against the Machine: Needlecraft and the Resistance.” Panelists: Jayna Zweiman, the Pussyhat Project co-creator; Virginia Johnson, owner of Cambridge stitch-lounge Gather Here; Adrienne Sloane, local fiber artist and craftivist; Sue Bleiweiss, member of The Artist Circle Alliance and Threads of Resistance organizer. Moderator: Beth McLaughlin, Chief Curator, Fuller Craft Museum

Make a Difference, Craftivism Event

March 18, 2018 2:00 – 5:00 pm

3:00 pm Screening of “Women’s March: A Documentary Film about Democracy and Human Rights” produced by TrimTab Media. (Sponsored by RISE Sharon.) Join the museum for a day of craft activism and experience how the act of making can be used to affect social change. Free activities include a Pussyhat knit-in, cross-stitch affirmations, postcard writing, and other change making workshops. Craftivist kits will be available. All ages welcome.

For more information or to register, visit www.fullercraft.org or call us at 508.588.6000.

 

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