The Eiteljorg Museum’s newest exhibition, Quilts: Uncovering Women’s Stories, opens on Saturday, March 7.
Quilts: Uncovering Women\’s Stories is an exhibit that features 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 can expect to see 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. Learn about women artists from different backgrounds, ethnicity’s and time periods, and encounter quilts as physical manifestations of community experiences that express ideas and political opinions. Quilts in the exhibition are organized into three broad themes: family, friends and personal relationships; ethnic and regional identity; and political agency and power.