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Remember Us: Sewing Our Past and Present Together

Spotlight on Quilts

February 28, 2018 Through April 15, 2018

In the Hinchcliff Reception Hall

This exhibition features quilts by Sisters in Stitches Joined by the Cloth, a quilting guild with members from the greater Boston area, South Shore, Springfield, and Worcester. These artists depict stories of the African American struggle, from slavery to the racial conflicts of the present day. However, their quilts are not only a way to reflect on dark times, they also stitch together memories of joy, perseverance, and celebration. The textiles on view are joined by contextualized Museum objects and creative texts contributed by Mount Holyoke’s student Association of Pan African Unity (APAU) as well as the artists.

Curated by Relyn Myrthil ’19

This exhibition is made possible by a grant from The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation and the gifts of individual donors in support of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum's Diverse Voices Initiative.