Fuller Craft Museum is proud to present the first museum retrospective of Somerville textile artist Marilyn Pappas. The exhibition features works from all stages of her 60-year career, from her socially minded, garment-based work of the 1960s to her travel-inspired collages to her outsized textiles depicting sculptures of ancient goddesses. At once timeless and highly relevant to today, Pappas’s forms chronicle the many stages of her life while offering powerful statements on the enduring strength, vibrancy, and resilience of women.
A native of Brockton, Pappas studied art at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Pennsylvania State University and is a Professor Emerita from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She is the recipient of many awards and fellowships, including The National Endowment of the Arts and The Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College. Her work is in many public and private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Museum of Arts and Design, NYC, and the DeYoung Museum, San Francisco.
This exhibition is made possible by the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation and R & Company.
Wonderland – Marilyn Pappas Addresses Feminism, War, Beauty, Aging As She Draws With Thread
Surface Design Association – In Review Marilyn Pappas: A Retrospective
The JRA Craft Quarterly – Nevertheless She Persisted – Marilyn Pappas’ 60-Year Career