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“Building a Legacy: African American Quilt History” Lecture by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi with jazz performance by Dennis W. Spears & The Wolverines Jazz Trio
March 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm$30
Textile Center & Minnesota Quilters presents “Building a Legacy: African American Quilt History” Lecture by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi with jazz performance by Dennis W. Spears & The Wolverines Jazz Trio as part of our “Fiber Art: Creating Ties That Bind” series.
No artistic form is more closely associated with African American culture than quilt making, representing skill, aesthetic beauty, and utilitarian need. For African Americans, the quilt became a covert expression of resistance within the context of storytelling. In the past few decades, traveling museum exhibitions have brought African American quilts to the public, stimulating broad interest and offering extraordinary opportunity for scholarly study. As a result, African American-made quilts are now celebrated and highly collectable. From improvisation to art quilts, Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi will discuss the historical and cultural significance of quilts made in the African American community.
Tickets: $30/$25 Textile Center & Minnesota Quilters Members ~ included in the Fiber Art Immersion & Enthusiast Packages