Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts at the Brooklyn Museum

Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts, Brooklyn Museum

The decorative arts collection at the Brooklyn Museum has hundreds of quilts spanning more than two centuries. A current exhibition, "Workt by Hand": Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts, explores the impact of feminist scholarship on this particularly private, decidedly domestic, utterly American, awfully astonishing craft.

Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts, Brooklyn Museum

Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts, Brooklyn Museum

Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts, Brooklyn Museum

Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts, Brooklyn Museum

Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts, Brooklyn Museum

Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts, Brooklyn Museum

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