Elizabeth James-Perry is creating a decolonized map of Massachusetts to be a centerpiece of the New England section of Fruitlands Museum’s permanent collection of Indigenous objects. Select pieces of her traditional quillwork and wampum jewelry will be on view alongside historical quilled baskets. She foraged sumac plants from Fruitlands’ grounds for use in her artwork, and she has consulted about decolonization efforts at the Museum.
Artist Curator Conversations: What Do We Mean by Decolonize?
Elizabeth James-Perry Aquinnah-Wampanoag "Decolonized Map of New England" (detail), 2020 Watercolor and graphite on paper Fruitlands Museum Collection