Food for Thought: Like Sea Glass: A Hand Full of Light, from the Whaling Museum to Moby Dick with MJ Levy Dickson

Long-time Nantucket resident M.J. Levy Dickson explores global interconnectedness through her artwork, and has discovered a deep affinity with the natural world. In nature, she finds patterns of color, light, mood, subject, texture, and sound that transcend the traditional boundaries, such as, those between sight and sound, land and water, or time and space. Her tenures as artist-in-residence in Tangier, the Perkins School for the Blind outside of Boston, and The Farm in Jaipur, India, among other places, inspired her to see the similarities of all global cultures, as she celebrates their differences.

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Among many teaching positions, MJ has taught at MIT, the Boston Architectural Center, and the Michael Graves College at Wenzhou-Kean University in China. Working with people who have limited vision, mental health issues, on the autism spectrum, and other special needs, as well as, typical children and adults of all ages, has honed her instinct for art as communication.

Her past installation at the Hadwen House Garden, and, currently, under the whale skeleton at the Whaling Museum reflect her talent for translating everyday objects into living, breathing art.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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