APR 16 Gallery Talk: “Workt by Hand”

Energize your typical lunch break!

Looking for some artistic and intellectual nourishment during your lunch break? Join us on Wednesdays for short gallery talks to explore highlights from special exhibitions and NMWA’s collection with museum staff.

This week, Curatorial Assistant Stephanie Midon discusses selections from “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts. Take this opportunity to look closely and think deeply about a range of quilts on view.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:

Over time, quilts have been revered as nostalgic emblems of the past, dismissed as women’s work, and hailed as examples of American ingenuity. This exhibition breaks new ground by examining quilts through the lens of contemporary feminist theory. The display showcases 35 18th–20th-century quilts from the Brooklyn Museum’s renowned decorative arts collection.