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A Green Dress

Memory, Objects and the Museum

Look Closer

A Green Dress

Memory, Objects and the Museum

Look Closer

A Green Dress

Memory, Objects and the Museum

Dates

September 27, 2011 – April 8, 2012

Gallery

Audain Gallery

Do objects remember? Or are they wrapped in the memories we bring to them, like layers of stories folded around a picture, a voice, or a worn-out shoe? In this exhibit, created to complement  ひろしま hiroshima by Ishiuchi Miyako, opening in the Audain Gallery on October 13, visitors are invited to experience selected objects and media from MOA’s worldwide collection. Some are ancient, some are new. Some are inscribed with their histories, while others are uprooted – their origins, makers, and journeys erased or forgotten. Some, like the green dress of the title, speak to memories and relationships not contained by the Museum but still part of living communities.

 

Image credits L-R: Dress from Erromango, Vanuatu, loaned by Carol Mayer. Green Dress Installation.