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Exhibit Opening: Pink

March 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrating a Century:  Pink

West Gallery
Included with Admission
Free for Members

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ve updated the Citizenship section of our Celebrating a Century exhibition with a new installation called Pink.

Pink is an exhibit of children’s book illustrations that tell the story of a family coming together with other community members to exercise their First Amendment right “peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

On January 21, 2017, millions of citizens of the United States, and countless others around the world, gathered to march and voice their frustrations over what they saw as encroaching danger on their human rights – the result was unprecedented in its size, diversity, and peaceful nature.

In 2022, in celebration of the 5th anniversary of the march, children’s book author Virginia Zimmerman, and illustrator Mary Newell DePalma, created Pink, which tells the story of a child learning to knit from her grandmother so she can make her own pink hat to participate in the march. These charming, creative, mixed-media illustrations will be on display juxtaposed with dynamic photos of the march in Boston, taken by professional photographer, and Hamilton resident, Deb Bai-Lannon.

The exhibit will also feature artifacts from the museum’s collection that commemorate other important eras in women’s history, like the fight for women’s suffrage, and the Equal Rights Amendment.

As always, there will be plenty of hands-on opportunities in the gallery, with dry-erase boards for visitors to create their own signs, a tea party where “march planning” can take place, and examples of knitted and crocheted materials that can be touched.

Image caption:  Original illustration from Pink made by Mary Newell DePalma.


March 4, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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