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Quilts and Textiles

Quilts and Human Rights

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This exhibition examines the ways in which textiles - especially quilts - have been made and used to demonstrate solidarity with movements dedicated to advancing international human rights, to mark important events related to human rights activism, to provide vehicles for the expression of feelings and memories about human rights violations, and to engage individuals in actions that will solve human rights issues.


Pick Museum of Anthropology at Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois
September 5, 2017 - May 11, 2018

This exhibition has been displayed at the following sites: Michigan State University Museum, East Lansing, MI; and Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Bloomington, Indiana.

  Rental fee (12-week period) $5,000, plus shipping
  Number of pieces: 28
  Running feet required: 200 running feet
  Insurance Value: $36,300
  Security requirement: Lockable, limited access display area; trained guards or comparable protection system; provisions to prevent public from touching objects; object handling by museum professionals; temperature and light controls; fire protection according to local ordinances
  Additional materials available: Press materials.
Photo of Southern Heritage, Southern Shame quilt made by Gwendolyn Magee in 2001.

PICTURED: "Southern Heritage, Southern Shame", made by Gwendolyn Magee, 2001. Photograph by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved, Michigan State University Museum.

Photo of Survivors 2003 quilt made by Aniko Feher in 2010.
PICTURED: "Survivors 2003", made by Aniko Feher, 2010. Photograph by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved, Michigan State University Museum.




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