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Greenwich's Bruce Museum Discusses Craft, Social Change In America

Textile artist Ed Johnetta Miller.
Textile artist Ed Johnetta Miller. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Bruce Museum in Greenwich will present a four-part lecture series on "Craft and Social Change in America" starting Feb. 29.

Teacher, textile artist and cultural arts ambassador Ed Johnetta Miller will kick off the program with a history on African-American quilt makers in "History, Community, Life and Art."

"My approach is one of improvisation, much like the idiosyncratic rifts played in the jazz to which I constantly listen to while working," said Miller. "I often begin my work with a concept inspired by a cultural or spiritual experience. I plan to share my improvisational approach to life and art."

The lecture begins at 10 a.m.

Admission to the lecture series is free for museum members and $7 for non-members. Advance registration is not required.

The series continues March 7 with art historian and quilt artist Myrah Brown Green discussing "The Quilter, The Theme, Their Research and the Process."

Sara Reisman, artistic director at the Rubin Foundation, will discuss “Art as a Human Right” March 14.

Yale Ph.D. student Ruthie Dibble will discuss March 21 how women used the production of textiles to renegotiate their social standing during the Civil War.

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