Whitework: Women Stitching Identity, exhibited at the Kentucky Museum, combines American history with quilts, an art that was typically overlooked during the late 18th to mid 19th centuries. The exhibit will be open until Nov. 20.
The newest exhibit is one of several at the museum focusing on women’s direct involvement in politics.
The Kentucky Museum received grants in 2020 from the Quilters Guild of Dallas and the Kentucky Humanities Council for the production of Whitework: Women Stitching Identity. The grants allowed for three experts to help with the exhibit: Laurel Horton, a folklorist who served as editor of Uncoverings; Margaret Ordonez, a former professor and director of the Historic Textile Collection at the University of Rhode Island; and Kate Brown, a WKU assistant professor of history.
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