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Special Display
Advocacy Quilts: A Voice for the Voiceless
November 15 through December 1, 2013
Galleries open Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Unveiling Reception
Saturday, November 16, 2–4 PM
Join us for a reception celebrating the display of the Advocacy Quilts at The TM. Free, advance registration is required; space is limited. Call (202) 667-0441, ext. 64 to register.

About Advocacy Quilts
This showing of eight narrative quilts will offer vivid windows into the lives of women in marginalized communities across the globe, from Congo and Kosovo, to Belize and Bangladesh. While many of the artists tell of traumatic experiences, including wartime violence and debilitating health issues, others celebrate local arts and customs, and depict the economic benefits of microcredit programs for women. These quilts also unite women across cultures: the individual panels created worldwide were assembled into finished works by quilters in the United States as an act of solidarity.

The eight quilts that will be displayed at The Textile Museum this November are on loan from The Advocacy Project, a non-profit based in Washington, D.C.

About The Textile Museum
Created and prized by cultures around the world for millennia, textiles are beautiful works of art that tell stories about the people who made them. The Textile Museum expands public knowledge and appreciation—locally, nationally, and internationally—of the artistic merits and cultural importance of the world’s textiles through scholarship, exhibitions, and educational programs. Currently situated in museum founder George Hewitt Myers’s historic home and gardens, The TM is joining with the George Washington University and will reopen as the cornerstone of a new museum in Foggy Bottom in fall 2014.

About The Advocacy Project
The Advocacy Project is a non-profit based in Washington, D.C., which sends graduate students to volunteer in marginalized communities around the world. For more information about the Advocacy Quilts visit http://advocacynet.org/page/advocacyquilting.

 

 

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