Civil Rights Quilt Exhibit at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center - Cincinnati Articles
Civil Rights Quilt Exhibit Coming to Freedom Center in Cincinnati Follow @nyccitiview
You’ve never seen quilts like this before…The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will host a new months-long Civil Rights exhibit April 6-July 12. Titled “We Who Believe in Freedom,” the exhibit features a variety of remarkable quilts that depict detailed imagery of the African American experience. Curated by Cincinnati artist, historian, lecturer and author Carolyn Mazloomi, the new exhibit will be on display in the museum’s Skirball Gallery.
Dr. Mazloomi is the founder of the Women of Color Quilters Network, a nonprofit organization that consists of 1,700 members and preserves the art of quilt-making among women of color, who produce truly magnificent works that reflect social commentary a wide variety of different issues concerning race in America.
“Dr. Mazloomi and the artists that have created these phenomenal pieces have captured moments in time that truly reflect the era of the Civil Rights Movement,” stated Dion Brown, president and COO of the Freedom Center in a press release about the new exhibit. “After experiencing this exhibit, guests will have an in-depth understanding on how art inspires people to express themselves, especially when using it as an outlet for justice, equality and freedom.”
New Freedom Center Exhibits Offer Deep Insight to the Past
The new “We Who Believe in Freedom” exhibit at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is dedicated to all of the African American women who have played a role in the Civil Rights Movement and felt their voices were marginalized and vital contributions ignored. The quilts are telling symbols of liberation, resistance and empowerment, layered with memories and meanings.
Dr. Mazloomi’s quilts have also been exhibited at the Mint Museum, American Folk Art Museum in New York City, National Civil Rights Museum, Museum of Art and Design, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday thru Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday. General admission is $5 and free for members. Click here to join online today!