Crafting Democracy: Fiber Arts and Activism Exhibition
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Crafting Democracy: Fiber Arts and Activism shows how objects can provoke and engage everyday citizens as productive tools in deliberative democracies.
Women in the U.S. have been drawn to craft as a protest tool since the American Revolution, thereby altering the domestic purpose of their handiwork into subversive action. This exhibit emerges from a contemporary standpoint where thousands of pussyhats became the visual symbol of protest in women’s marches across the globe on January 21, 2017, the day after Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as 45th president of the United States. Crafting Democracy seeks to highlight examples of contemporary craft activism that have recently soared, placing them into conversation with their historical precedents including, for instance, local references to Rochester’s own craft and textile heritage that played a central role in the Suffragist movement through banners and sashes. Crafting Democracy demonstrates the ways in which craft is employed as a tool of expression that gives voice to people who seek an active role in democracy.
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We are hosting two additional events and programs in relation to Crafting Democracy. Please join us for the Opening Party on December 6 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm at The Sculpture Center and the Curator-led tour Saturday December 14, 1 – 3pm.
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