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Fabric art at Stark tells African-American history



Source: The Record

Quilts have long been a way for women to display artistic skills, but do not expect to see any of the “quilts” at the Stark Museum of Art on a bed. These quilts were mean to be hung and displayed as they show the history of African-Americans in the West.

The museum now has on display the first of its kind showing of quilting artists who have made simple “paintings” to collages of materials to tell history stories. The exhibit is Black Pioneers: Legacy in the American West.

Stark Museum Curator Dr. Sarah Boehme said the quilts “tell stories with fabric art.”

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