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Why Quilts Matter at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D. C.

Why Quilts Matter at Workt by Hand Exhibition at the NMWA

Why Quilts Matter at Workt by Hand Exhibition at the NMWA

We’re thrilled to be featured in the “Workt by Hand: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts” exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in D.C. through April 2014. This unique exhibit examines quilts through the lens of contemporary feminist theory. Revealing this medium’s shifting cultural status, the exhibition explores issues of anonymity versus authorship and fine art versus craft.  Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics documentary is featured at the exhibit, running selected highlights from the series on a loop in a designated gallery for thousands of museum-goers to see.

For more information about the exhibit, visit the NMWA website. Be sure to tell us if you’ve seen the exhibit or if you’ve seen another quilt exhibit that we should let our fans know about.

In addition to airing at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, we are now offering Public Performance Licenses. If you know of a museum, library or university who could use Why Quilts Matter in their collection, let us know. We want to open everyone’s eyes to the importance of quilts. After all, quilts are bigger than you think!

Installation view of “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts at the National Museum of Women in the Arts; exhibition of quilts from the decorative arts collection of the Brooklyn Museum of Art; Photography by Lee Stalsworth

 

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