The Silver Tongued Taste of Progress, MFA Boston


Maria Hupfield: The Silver-Tongued Taste of Progress

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard

Museum of Fine Arts located at Avenue of the Arts 465 Huntington Avenue Boston, Massachusetts

MFA Boston 2018

Who gets to tell stories about art collecting?

Boston bound! In connection with the exhibition “Collecting Stories: Native American Art,”I present a new performance that reimagines narratives about artists and collectors. This work responds to the “Progress Vase,” a monumental work of silver on view in the exhibition. Created for the 1876 Centennial Exhibition, the “Progress Vase” bears intricately cast figures and engraved images representing stereotypical American origin stories. With my signature “sound tools”—hand-made objects that are worn, carried, and activated through performance—I aim to expand our understanding of representations of silver and progress.

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