‘And Still We Rise’ exhibit

Friday, November 23, 2018 11:17AM

Throughout November and December, the quilt exhibit “And Still We Rise: Race, Culture, and Visual Conversations,” which narrates 400 years of the African American experience, will be on display at the Mariposa Museum and World Culture Center in Peterborough.

“And Still We Rise” is a collection of beautiful handcrafted quilts created by members of the Women of Color Quilters Network and organized by Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi, nationally-acclaimed quilt artist, quilt historian, and the network’s director. The exhibit has toured major museums and educational institutions across the U.S. to wide acclaim.

The 42 quilts on exhibit at the Mariposa narrate the history of the African American experience, capturing the stories of freedom’s heroes. By exploring events of four centuries through the fiber artistry of women of color, the quilts bear witness to and relate perspectives that written history has often neglected.

“We are so honored to be working with the Women of Color Quilters Network to bring this incredible collection to New England audiences,” said Mariposa Museum Director Karla Hostetler. “This exhibit offers such an amazing gateway to American history and to conversations about race, equity and inclusion – conversations that are so vitally important today – through the visual artistry of the story quilt medium.”

The quilts can be seen Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.