Thursday, April 19, 2018

Join Sisters Quilting Collective (SQC) @ The California Museum for AND STILL WE RISE IN 2018 May 5, 2018

AND STILL WE RISE IN 2018, May 5, 2018

“And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations” chronicles 400 years of significant events that have transformed social justice for African Americans on 67 story quilts hand-crafted by artists in the Women of Color Quilter’s Network (WCQN).

Curated by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi and organized by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and the Cincinnati Museum Center, this national traveling exhibition showcases the diversity of techniques and textiles used in quilting, and its enduring appeal as forms of folk art and narrative storytelling.

A visual exploration of history from the 17th to 21st centuries, the exhibition reveals the triumph of the human spirit, inspiring visitors to reflect on 400 years of African American history to commemorate Black History Month at the California Museum.
And Still We Rise in 2018
May 5, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Free for Bank of America cardholders via Museums on Us
Or $5.00 admission
The California Museum presents a special day of festivities in conjunction with the national traveling exhibit And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations” organized by the Women of Color Quilters Network in partnership with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and the Cincinnati Museum Center.
Festivities from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. include:
·         Free admission for all Bank of America cardholders via Museums On Us® OR $5.00 admission to view all current exhibits
·          Presentations by exhibit textile artists Rachel D.K. ClarkDindga McCannon & Patricia Montgomery (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. only) 
·         $5.00 verbal appraisals by American Quilters Society-certified appraiser Lindy Munday 
·         Greater Sacramento African American Genealogy Society family history booth
·         Pop-up shop featuring unique handmade items by fiber artists from California & across the U.S.
·         Hands-on community quilt project led by Sisters Quilting Collective (11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. only)
·         $3 flat-rate parking in 1500 10th Street garage on corner of 10th & O Streets

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