Textural Rhythms: Quilting the Jazz Tradition

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  Lawana Holland-Moore Dr. Edward Bostick Bisa Butler Valerie White  
Alice Beasley Dingda McCannon Tracey Rico Jim Smoote Jim Smoote Bisa Butler

Current Tour Schedule

American Folk Art Museum
New York, New York
March 23 — October 11, 2009

Museum of Texas Tech
Lubbock, Texas
January 24 — March 21, 2010

Quilting African American Women's History:
Our Challenges, Creativity, and Champions

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Carolyn Crump Laura Gadsen Gray Peggie Hartwell Viola Burley Leak. Cynthia Lockhart
  Patricia Montgomery Patricia Montgomery Sherry Shine Valerie White  

Current Tour Schedule


Journey of Hope

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  Denise Campbell Cookie Washington Viola Burley Leak. Rosalyn Thomas.  
Carolyn Mazloomi Carolyn Crump Adrienne Cruz Marlene O'Bryant Seabrook Marion Coleman Sonji Hunt

October 2010 to June 2011

National Quilt Show of Japan, Yokohama, Japan

National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Wilberforce, OH

And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations

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  Julius Bremer Valerie Pratt Poitier Laura R. Gadson Cynthia Lockhart  
Cynthia H. Catlin Sandra Noble Viola Burley Leak Dawn Williams Boyd

Curated by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi

Works by Artists from the Women of Color Quilters Network

This exhibition is organized adn tour managed by Cincinnati Museum Center
and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Conscience of the Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela

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  Bisa Butler Laura Gadson Peggie Hartwell Denise Sheridan Carole Staples

The exhibit opens at IQCAfrica, Johannesburg, South Africa

July 24-26, 2014

and subsequently travel to the Mandela Museum.

In 2013 the world mourned the passing of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, one of its most revered champions of human rights. Mandela provided a moral compass for how we treat each other, how we lead our own lives, and how we need to continue to strive for a just, fair, non-racial, and democratic society. Artists around the world have long made quilts in tribute to Mandela and in support and advocacy for the principles to which he was devoted. But it was for South Africans and African Americans that making quilts in tribute to Mandela has had special meaning. This exhibition, featuring quilts made in 2013 and 2014, was developed by the Michigan State University Museum and the Women of Color Quilters Network in association with quilt artists across South Africa. These diverse and often powerful pieces reflect the ways in which this remarkable man touched individual lives, changed a nation, and literally served as the conscience of the human spirit for individuals around the world.

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