Exhibit - Revolution in the Making: The Pussyhat Project
January 21 – May 20, 2018
January 21, 2018, 2:00 – 5:00 pm Winter Exhibitions Opening Reception
3:00 pm Panel Discussion “Make Against the Machine: Needlecraft and the Resistance”
This reception will feature two of our newest exhibitions “Threads of Resistance”<https://fullercraft.org/event/threads-of-resistance/> and “Revolution in the Making: The Pussyhat Project.”<https://fullercraft.org/event/revolution-making-pussyhat-project/> Esteemed Panelists: Jayna Zweiman; the Pussyhat Project co-creator, Virginia Johnson; the owner/crafter/dreamer behind 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 (included with Museum admission)
Revolution in the Making: The Pussyhat Project tells the story of the Pussyhat, a handmade cap with cat-like ears that played a central role in the protest following the 2016 Presidential election. Thousands of marchers donned the pink hats to symbolize solidarity, fervent support for equality, and resistance to the policies of the new administration. The resulting collective effort yielded the largest example of social activism through craft—craftivism—in U.S. modern history. Fuller Craft Museum will feature the handmade hats along with the meaningful stories and bold spirit of those who knitted, crocheted, sewed, and marched.
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; the owner/crafter/dreamer behind 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.
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