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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Member Preview Weekend: Piecework Exhibition Openi...


About Member Preview Weekend: Piecework Exhibition Opening

Trustees Members, come be the first to see the new Piecework exhibition in the Fruitlands Museum Art Gallery before it opens to the public on Wednesday, April 28.

On view at Fruitlands Museum April – August 2021, the group exhibition Piecework: Resistance and Healing in Contemporary Textile Art merges past and present, craft and critique, to present fresh ways to understand American history and material culture beyond aesthetics and nostalgia. Art by Gina Adams (Ojibwa/Lakota descent, Irish/Lithuanian), Alicia Henry, Andrew Mowbray, and Leslie Schomp dialogue with and build upon the traditional mediums of needlework and quilting to offer constructive responses to the topics of Indigenous land rights; the representation of Black people, by Black people; capitalism; and environmentalism, respectively.

The artists included in PIECEWORK utilize stitching and fabrics in personally expressive ways directly inspired by historic forms including folk portraits, Transcendentalist writings, and Shaker design, with an eye toward improving the future. Methods of mending, repairing, and integrating found materials are of prominent focus in these artists’ works and correspond to issues of societal stress, self-reflection, and the reworking of worn historical narratives. Piecework consists of contemporary art displayed in concert with each other in the art gallery and four artistic interventions within historical settings.

For the safety of all, building capacity will be limited. Please register online for your free spot to help us monitor numbers and plan for a safe flow of visitors. All guests are required to wear masks while at Fruitlands Museum.

Free Admission – Member Exclusive
Please pre-register for your free access

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