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Mass Humanities | September 22, 2022

The Mead Art Museum is a recipient of the Mass Humanities' Expand Massachusetts Stories grant program initiative. The Mass Humanities announced it has awarded $713,876 in Expand Massachusetts Stories grants to 42 cultural nonprofit organizations across the Commonwealth. The funded projects will surface new narratives about the people and ideas that shape Massachusetts. 

The Mead was selected as one of the recipients for this initiative to support its upcoming exhibition, Boundless: Indigenous Art and Stories Across Massachusetts.

The supported program is an evergreen educational initiative that will expand the access and reach of local Indigenous objects and histories from the “Boundless” exhibition to K-12 classrooms through developing digital teaching resources and curricula. The project will Expand Massachusetts  stories by linking the Kim-Wait Eisenberg Collection of Native American literature (KWE) at Frost Library and the Mead Art Museum’s collection for the first time, bringing the two Amherst College collections together at the Mead from September 12, 2023–January 7, 2024.

Though the featured artists in the exhibition reflect a range of tribal affiliations, both the exhibition and the education program “Boundless: K-12” will focus on local Northeastern creators and the connections many non-local artists had to Massachusetts. 

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