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Bruce Museum Presents Exhibit Of Race, Visual Conversations

"Amistad: A Supreme Court Decision" (2012) by Marjorie Diggs Freeman is on display at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich through April 24.
"Amistad: A Supreme Court Decision" (2012) by Marjorie Diggs Freeman is on display at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich through April 24. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. – The Bruce Museum’s exhibit, “And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations” will continue through Sunday.

Using the powerful medium of story quilts, the exhibition narrates nearly four centuries of African-American history, from the first slave ships to the first African-American president and beyond.

Through 40 quilts from artists of the Women of Color Quilters Network, the exhibition reveals the stories of freedom’s heroes, ranging from Phillis Wheatley to Frederick Douglass to the Tuskegee Airmen.

Story quilting expands on traditional textile-arts techniques to record, in fabric, events of personal or historical significance. Through the accessibility of their colors, patterns and symbols, the quilts of “And Still We Rise” relate narratives that enable conversations about sensitive topics from national history, furthering the discussion of racial reconciliation in America.

The exhibit was curated by Carolyn Mazloomi and organized by the Cincinnati Museum Center, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and the Women of Color Quilters Network.

The Bruce Museum of Arts and Science is at 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich.

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