Mariposa Museum in Historic Oak Bluffs, MA

Thank you for being a part of our inaugural season in the summer of 2019!

Mariposa Museum in Historic Oak Bluffs, MA

Thanks to the 6,000 visitors who made the Mariposa Museum’s debut summer at 57 Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs, MA, such a resounding success! We were proud to present And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations to the Oak Bluffs and Martha’s Vineyard community. We are grateful to the Women of Color Quilters Network artists and to the many visitors who took the time to share thoughts and also personal stories. These moments, which included learning about personal and family intersections with the history shared in the quilts, made this an extraordinary and inspiring summer indeed. To each of you, a heartfelt thank you! We can’t wait to see you next summer.

Learn more about the And Still We Rise exhibit below, and visit the Mariposa Oak Bluffs Facebook page to see photos and stories from some of the notable people who visited the exhibit in Oak Bluffs this past summer!

Note: And Still We Rise is still touring under the Mariposa’s care through the end of 2020. Please contact karla@mariposamuseum.org if you are interested in hosting this exhibit.

We are excited to confirm that the Mariposa Museum will reopen in Oak Bluffs in Spring 2020 with a brand new exhibit as well as programs exploring and celebrating America’s multicultural history. Stay tuned for details! Those of you who signed our guest book will receive a letter soon!



Mariposa Museum in Historic Oak Bluffs, MA

42 Contemporary Story Quilts
Narrating 400 Years of the African American Experience

Created by the Women of Color Quilters Network
Presented by the Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center
On display at 57 Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs
July to October 2019

GALLERY HOURS:
Tuesdays-Sundays, 11am-6pm
(closed Mondays)

Mariposa Museum in Historic Oak Bluffs, MA
Lucy Terry Prince: The Griot’s Voice by Peggy Hartwell

This exhibit of beautifully handcrafted quilts, created by members of the Women of Color Quilters Network, narrates the history of the African American experience, capturing the stories of freedom’s heroes. By exploring events of four centuries through the fiber artistry of women of color, the quilts of this exhibition bear witness to and relate perspectives that written history has often neglected.

And Still We Rise was conceived and organized by Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi, Executive Director of the Women of Color Quilters Network and Bess Lomax Hawes National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow, to honor the 400th year anniversary of the landing of the first enslaved Africans in what would become the United States. The exhibit has been supported nationally by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Vance Waddell Family Foundation.

Mariposa Museum in Historic Oak Bluffs, MA
Birmingham Bombing by Sylvia Hernandez

The Oak Bluffs exhibition of And Still We Rise is presented by the Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center (based in Peterborough, NH).

The Mariposa thanks the Merrill Foundation, Rick and Jan Cohen, Eastern Bank, Badger Balm, Couch Famiily Foundation, Harrisville Designs, Tufts Health Plan Foundation, David Weir, and TFC Financial.

For more information, please email info@mariposamuseum.org or call (603) 400-5440.

Mariposa Museum in Historic Oak Bluffs, MA
Katrina Wreckage and Tears… And Still We Rise by Viola Burley Leak