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"Our Stories, Our Stuff": A Love Letter to Somerville

"Our Stories, Our Stuff": A Love Letter to Somerville

1 Davis Square, Somerville

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“This is my offering to my city – my love letter to Somerville…..What can I do other than what I know how to do, and looking at each other’s stuff, you realize you have the same thing. Stories are souls and it’s the people that are important to preserve. I am just hoping we can remember and hold onto it.” Bess Paupeck, curator of the Our Stories, Our Stuff exhibit at the Somerville.

Inside-OUT Gallery featured exhibit highlights from Somerville in “Our Stories, Our Stuff”: a curious array of “stuff” and the stories they tell, curated by Bess Paupeck. From wedding dresses to rubber ducks, “Our Stories, Our Stuff” is more than just a collection of objects. It is a celebration of the people of Somerville and their life experiences as expressed through their prized possessions and personal stories. As a visual walk down memory lane, the casual observer came almost feel those stories come to life. Spanning the generations, this exhibit brings people together by showcasing their items together in a large scale exhibition at the Somerville Museum - and the convergence of these things, and the stories that go with them, will offer a renewed sense of community at a time of rapid change for Somerville.
*This project was made possible through grant from the Somerville Arts Council and Massachusetts Cultural Council

Our Stories, Our Stuff exhibit at:
Somerville Museum 1 Westwood Rd, Somerville, MA 02143

Exhibition events:
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
CURATOR TALK with Somerville Museum Community Curator, Bess Paupeck
Join Somerville Museum’s community curator, Bess Paupeck, for a walk through the exhibition Our Stories, Our Stuff, Our Somerville.
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Bring an object to the museum and let some of our local historians tell you what they think of it!

About the Inside-Out Gallery
Initiated in 2009, The Inside-Out Gallery is located in the CVS Window in Davis Square, a unique space that allows the public to view an eclectic array of works from artists and local organizations each month. The mission of the Somerville Arts Council is to cultivate and celebrate the creative expressions of the Somerville community. Through innovative collaborations and quality programming we work to make the arts an integral part of life reflective of our diverse city.