6:30 — Keynote Speaker, Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi – “Building a Legacy: African American Quilt History”
NOTE: While Dr. Mazloomi is joining us via Zoom, those attending the presentation with the group at the museum will have an opportunity to ask questions and be heard and seen by Dr. Mazloomi.
“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 opportunities 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.”