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Quilts and Human Rights
Start: 22/09/2021, 15:00
End: 22/09/2021, 16:00
Contact:Ricky Brecht - 021 808 3660
Location: MS Teams

​​The Stellenbosch University Museum invites you to a Wednesday Art Talkabout with Marsha MacDowell, Carolyn Mazloomi and Dorothy Burge, in conversation about Quilts and Human Rights.

Quilts are often thought of as textiles that comfort others. However, textile artists also use thread, needle, and fabrics to make quilts that provide disquieting, uncomfortable truths. Drawing primarily from a recent U.S. exhibition called “We Are The Story", this Wednesday Art Talkabout will highlight powerful images and stories about how Black Lives Matter and how individuals are affected by racism, police brutality, and denials of human rights. It will also include information on the history of quilting in South Africa and the storytelling being done by contemporary South African quilt artists.

Marsha MacDowell, PhD, folklorist, curator, quilt studies scholar, and director of The Quilt Index (, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA 

Carolyn Mazloomi, PhD, award-winning artist, historian, author, curator, and founder of the international Women of Color Quilters Network, West Chester, Ohio, USA 

Dorothy Burge, a member of Women of Color Quilters Network, is a multimedia artist, community activist and university lecturer, Chicago, Illinois, USA 



TIME: 15:00-16:00 (SAST)


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