Past Exhibition: March 7, 2020 – January 3, 2021

Quilts: Uncovering Women’s Stories

Quilts embody personal stories and symbolize community relationships. They document people, places, and events, and serve as visual records. Explore the diverse experiences of women in the West and Native America through themes of family and community, ethnic and regional identity, and political power and agency.

Quilts Embody Personal Stories and Symbolize Community Relationships

What is it: An exhibit that featured approximately 30 fascinating quilts by women artists from the early 1800s to the present day in the Western states and reveals captivating experiences and stories of women in the West and Native America. The quilts document people, places, and events, and serve as visual records that help us study and understand Western art, history, and cultures.

Visitors saw historic and contemporary quilts that encompass a variety of styles and convey the life experiences of the women who created them and the times in which they lived. The exhibit featured women artists from different backgrounds, ethnicities, and time periods, and presented quilts as physical manifestations of community experiences that express ideas and political opinions. Quilts in the exhibition were organized into three broad themes: family, friends, and personal relationships; ethnic and regional identity; and political agency and power.

Everyday Interactives
Enjoy engaging interactives for all ages, including a family guide, quilt block design, Community Corner demonstrations, and more.

Ongoing Programming
Quilts: Uncovering Women’s Stories includes guest speakers, gallery tours, and collaborations with community groups.

Plan your visit to see this exhibit

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How to visit: See exhibit Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sun 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Exhibit is included with the cost of museum admission

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Museum Info

Monday – Saturday:
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Noon – 5 p.m.

500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Tue 04

Artist in Residence: Emily Guerrero

October 4 - October 15
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October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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