FEB 26 Gallery Talk: The Power of the Quilt

Enjoy quilts with a side of politics for lunch!

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, Digital Media Specialist Laura Hoffman discusses selections from “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts. This belated Presidents Day-themed gallery talk will explore quilts through a political lens.

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.