This colorful exhibition explores an unusual and unexpected vehicle for political expression—quilts. Often the only means women had to express their political views in the nineteenth century, quilt decoration has long been used to convey political stances. A quilt incorporating ballots with those incompletely-punched holes that became known as “hanging chads” casts the still-disputed 2000 election in a humorous light, while a quilt composed of yard signs and a body bag provides a controversial take on the Bush administration. These are just a couple of the vast collection of quilts decorated to reflect each president and the times of their administrations on display at this encapsulating exhibition. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Arts and Exhibits
- Oct 27, 2016 to Jan 21, 2017