To kick off the fall season, the Gallery will feature an archival display celebrating Thompson’s pioneering legacy in art education as well as an inaugural exhibition of work by Theresa-India Young and recipients of the MassArt scholarship in her name. The College will celebrate the Gallery renaming at a dedication event on Tuesday, September 25, 6-7:30pm. The Theresa-India Young Award Exhibition will be on view September 4 – October 26, 2018.
For the inaugural exhibition in the Frances Euphemia Thompson Gallery, the College is proud to display the work of another artist with strong ties to MassArt, Theresa-India Young (1950-2008), as well as work by current students and alumni who have received the memorial scholarship that honors her. A talented weaver with an encyclopedic knowledge of techniques, materials, and methods from numerous cultures throughout the world, her areas of expertise included Backstrap, Ikat, Kente, European tapestry, and Navajo weaving. Considering herself a weaving griot, Young shared her knowledge with students at several institutions throughout Boston, including MassArt, and bequeathed her sizable research collection of fibers books to MassArt’s Godine Library. The Theresa-India Young Award Exhibition features the work of Theresa-India Young and scholarship recipients Emelyne Deppewater ’16, Zoe Grinder ‘19, Alexander Sebastianus Hartanto ‘18, Rachel Cass Oswald ‘15, and Emma Welty ‘14.
Plan Your Visit:
Theresa-India Young Award Exhibition
On view: September 4 – October 26, 2018
Monday through Saturday 9am – 5pm
Free and open to the public
MassArt, 621 Huntington Avenue (Avenue of the Arts), Boston
Frances Euphemia Thompson Gallery
11th Floor, Tower Building
Enter through the Design and Media Center
MBTA Green Line E Train (Longwood Medical Area stop)
Route 39 MBTA bus (Huntington Ave @ Longwood Ave stop)
Photo: Theresa-India Young. Paupia Curtain, n.d. Wood and sisal. 36”x24”. Courtesy Paul Goodnight.
Saturday, September 22
Sunday, September 23