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MIT Museum to exhibit completed 'Mending Boston' project

Posted by Brock Parker  September 3, 2013 03:15 PM

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The MIT Museum is inviting the public to view the recently completed “Mending Boston” quilt depicting the response to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

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On Sept. 13, the quilt will be on display at the museum from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and viewers can meet the Cambridge artist behind the project, Clara Wainwright, who also founded Boston's First Night celebrations.

Teens at the Boston Asian Youth Essential Service in Chinatown were among the first to lend a hand to the "Mending Boston" project. Photo by Aram Boghosian/bostonglobe.com

The large quilt depicts city landmarks and the marathon route, along with other designs meant to honor the victims of the attack. Wainwright began the project shortly after the April bombings in an effort to bring people together to mend their souls, talk and honor the victims. She took the quilt to numerous locations in and around Boston, from Back Bay, to Dorchester and Watertown, where people were invited to join in and help stitch the quilt. Hundreds of people participated, and the completed quilt will be on display at the museum through October.

On Sept. 13, from 5 p.m to 8 p.m .the museum is also inviting guests to join members of the MIT community in an art project in which a collage of Cambridge will be created. Participants can create a square will be integrated into the collage, and return in April to view the finished piece. Admission to the event is free with admission to the museum.

More information can be found at http://web.mit.edu/museum/programs/calendar.html.

--brock.globe@gmail.com

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