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November 2016

Object Lessons: Selections from Fuller Craft Museum’s Permanent Collection

November 6, 2016 - November 8, 2020

Sam Maloof, Lo Back Dining Chair #8, 2005. Object Lessons: Selections from Fuller Craft Museum’s Permanent Collection presents contemporary conversations in craft that delve into the meaningful relationship between maker, material, and object in a cultural context. Divided into five categories—ceramics, metal, wood, fiber, and glass—the works selected from our permanent collection showcase aesthetic, technical, and narrative progressions of craft from traditional to avant-garde, in both functional and non-functional forms. SaveSave

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July 2017

Free Admission for Brockton Residents, Begins July 1

July 1, 2017 - July 1, 2018

#CraftingCommunity Fuller Craft Museum Welcomes All Brockton Residents with Free Admission Starting July 1, 2017, admission will be free for all Brockton residents. In an effort to strengthen our ties with the Brockton community, we invite all Brocktonians to visit Fuller Craft Museum for free during all hours of operation. Simply present a photo ID with proof of Brockton residence at the front desk of the Museum. This invitation to the Brockton community is one step in Fuller Craft Museum’s…

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October 2017

Gender Bend: Women in Wood, Men at the Loom

October 21, 2017 - March 11, 2018

Dixie Biggs, Teapot, 2010. Gender Bend: Women in Wood, Men at the Loom is a multi-media exhibition featuring male weavers alongside female wood turners – two populations that have been traditionally underrepresented in their fields. This project will introduce the public to remarkable artists who challenge our long-held perceptions about their chosen fields, while encouraging new practitioners to consider mediums rich in possibility. The visually resplendent exhibition, co-curated by Jon Eric Riis and Tib Shaw, offers wide appeal across all…

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November 2017

Adrienne Sloane
“The Unraveling”

November 1, 2017 - May 20, 2018
image of Adrienne Sloane's "The UnRaveling" woven fiber American Flag with unraveling threads at the bottom

Come see a new, provocative work on view at #fullercraft -- The Unraveling by local fiber artist Adrienne Sloane. Sloane’s hand-knit flag partially obscures a copy of the U.S. Constitution printed on silk. The artist has begun to unravel the flag, leaving piles of loose yarn on the plinth underneath, partially revealing the historic document. Sloane will return periodically to further unravel the flag until May 20, 2018. The Unraveling echoes the craftivist spirit of two upcoming exhibitions at Fuller…

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Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art

November 18, 2017 - April 22, 2018

Host Jared Bowen of WGBH's Open Studio and artist Meredith Grimsley Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art investigates the topics of anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and tendencies, and PTSD through craft expression. The exhibition explores the impact that mental illness has on society, and how the arts can encourage positive self-expression and guide effective mental health promotion and treatment. The project also examines links between mental disorders and artistic tendencies through the inclusion of artworks made by those who have…

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December 2017

Threads of Resistance

December 9, 2017 - February 18, 2018

Jamie Fingal, 100 Days, 2017. Threads of Resistance is an exhibition of modern and traditional quilts created in response to the Trump administration’s actions and policies. The project was conceived by a group known as the Artist’s Circle. They explain, “We take issue with the divisive actions of the Trump administration. Our art explores our emotional responses to these actions, in the hope that it will encourage civilized, constructive conversation and, ultimately, better understanding of one another's viewpoints.” Related Programming:…

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January 2018

Revolution in the Making: The Pussyhat Project

January 20 - May 20

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…

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Pottery: Intro to Wheel Throwing
(January 18 – March 8)

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 8, 2018

This 8-week course focuses on all the basics of working on a pottery wheel. This introductory-level course is for beginner through advanced students (ages 16+) with individualized instruction that will cover basic skills, control, and self-expression, as well as surface decoration and glazing. Basic to advanced wheel throwing techniques will be taught. Techniques for making a variety of forms such as plates, bowls, vases, pitchers and coffee mugs will be demonstrated. One 25lb. bag of clay included and all other…

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Hand Embroidery Basics
(January 27)

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In this class you’ll learn basic hand embroidery stitches, how to transfer patterns, and ideas for how to use embroidery in your craft projects.  By the end of class you’ll have started your first embroidery sampler, which can be framed as décor or saved to reference on the projects. Limited to 6 students (16 years of age or older). Instructor: Gwendolyn Gavin 11" linen squares, Embroidery needles and embroidery hoop will be provided for use. Students must bring the following materials:…

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Youth Pottery (ages 12+)
(January 13 – February 3)

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until February 3, 2018

An introduction to the potter’s wheel and hand-built pottery for students ages 12 - 16.  Projects may include cups, bowls, and more as they learn the basic techniques of pottery. They will also learn how to decorate with glazes-- all supplies included in fee. Saturdays, January 13 - February 3, 2018 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Skill Level: All (Ages 12 - 16) Class Size: 6 maximum Location: Studio B $75 Members / $95 Nonmembers Register Now

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