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Sewing Circle with Marie Watt

SAT, Jan 15, 2022
11 am–3 pm

Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater

Open to visitors of all ages

The artist Marie Watt hosts a Sewing Circle at the Whitney. For these gatherings, which are integral to Watt’s artistic practice, she invites members of the community to join her in making a work of art. Each participant will receive a print from the artist in exchange for their stitches.

Read a project prompt from the artist.

No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome to join (participants to date have included individuals from ages three to ninety-three). Bring a friend and feel free to share the invitation.

Marie Watt is an American artist and citizen of the Seneca Nation with German-Scot ancestry. Her interdisciplinary work draws from history, biography, Iroquois protofeminism, and Indigenous teachings; in it, she explores the intersection of history, community, and storytelling. Through collaborative actions she instigates multigenerational and cross-disciplinary conversations that might create a lens and conversation for understanding connectedness to place, one another, and the universe. Watt has been hosting sewing circles in her studio, community spaces, schools, and institutions for fifteen years. These gatherings are an essential part of her work.

This event is free with Museum admission.

The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.

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All visitors aged 12 and older must show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for admission to the Whitney, in accordance with NYC requirements. Visitors aged 18 and older will also be asked to show photo ID. Face coverings are required for all visitors. Learn more about the Whitney’s safety guidelines.