Whalebone corsets, polyester bellbottoms, children’s imaginings, museum visits, domestic labors, whaling profits, and needlework samplers. The historic Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum has held all this and more.
With more than 30 artworks throughout the home, my exhibit built on and explored aspects of RJD and its histories. The artworks offered new meanings to the objects and artifacts that inspired them. You’ll find references to fashion, family members, infant mortality, domestic staff, whaling, and more.
Reimagined Histories ran from March through June, 2021.
Tune in to my discussion with Margo Saulnier in this episode of New Bedford Creative: