Fuller Craft Museum presents Another Crossing: Artists Revisit the Mayflower Voyage, an exhibition recognizing the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower crossing and its significance to American and world history. Developed in partnership with Fuller Craft Museum, Plymouth College of Art, and The Box (both in Plymouth, England), Another Crossing brings together ten artists from the United States and Europe for a global, cross-cultural effort that examines a pivotal event in world history.
In 2018, guest curator Glenn Adamson selected ten artists to participate in the project with the charge that only 17th century technology and processes be used in the creation of the objects. To fuel and inspire the work development, the artists and project partners participated in two research trips—the first to Plymouth England in March 2019, followed by Plymouth, Massachusetts in April 2019. These immersive experiences created a sense of communion amongst the artists while providing important scholarly and technical information to inform the development of the work.
These resulting artworks illustrate exceptional technical skill, while also speaking to the social realities behind the material culture, and the examination of the Mayflower crossing through a contemporary lens. For some, the Mayflower voyage and subsequent settlement of Plimoth Colony is a treasured historical event, while for others, the colonization and treatment of the Wampanoag peoples illustrate imperialism and cultural ruin. Through Another Crossing, the artists responded to this complex part of our history and its impact on our culture over the last four centuries.
Another Crossing: Artists Revisit the Mayflower Voyage is offered in conjunction with the initiatives of Plymouth 400, a non-profit organization created to highlight the cultural impact of this 400-year anniversary through exhibitions, programming, and other relevant events.
Another Crossing would not be possible without the funding support of the Joan Pearson Watkins Trust, Princess Yachts, Caroline R. Graboys Fund, Hamilton Company Charitable Foundation, Jonathan Leo Fairbanks Exhibition Fund, Plymouth City Council, and Arts Council England. Much gratitude is also due Program Sponsors Plymouth Center for the Arts, Plymouth 400, Pilgrim Hall Museum, and Plymouth Antiquarian Society. Furthermore, Fuller Craft Museum would like to thank its project partners the Plymouth College of Art and The Box for all their efforts and collaborative spirit in developing Another Crossing: Artists Revisit the Mayflower Voyage.
Another Crossing is also funded in part by the following cultural councils: Abington, Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Foxborough, Halifax, Hanson, Hingham, Holbrook, Mansfield, Middleborough, North Attleborough, Norton, Raynham, Scituate, Taunton, and Whitman. These local agencies support the arts with funding provided by Massachusetts Cultural Council. We are grateful for their support.