The Journey of Hope in America: Quilts Inspired by Barack Obama, National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center, Wilberforce, OH

The Journey of Hope in America: Quilts Inspired by Barack Obama
December 18, 2009 Through December 18, 2010
National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center

The Journey of Hope in America: Quilts Inspired by President Barack Obama commemorates an historic milestone in American history – the election of an African American man as president. The show will open Dec. 18, 2009 and will run through Dec. 18, 2010 before touring the country.

This extraordinary quilt show is curated by internationally known quilt artist, author and historian Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi for the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, a part of the Ohio Historical Society. She’s brought together a diverse group of 95 fiber artists representing a variety races, cultures, generations and religions.

The exhibition will explore Obama’s momentous 2008 election by bringing audiences a collection of powerful quilts from a wide range of styles, including art quilts, folk art and traditional quilts. The featured quilts illustrate a broad range of techniques and materials, including piecing, painting, appliqué, embroidery, dyeing, photography, beading and digital transfer, as well as inspirations.

Throughout The Journey of Hope in America, viewers will experience the narrative quilt as an avenue toward expanding understanding the impact of the electing of the first African American president.

The National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center
1350 Brush Row Road
Wilberforce, OH 45384
(937) 376-4944
(800) 752-2603

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday-Monday-Tuesday: CLOSED

Adults: $4
Seniors: $3.60
Youth, ages 6-18: $1.50
College Students (with student ID): $1.50
School Groups: $25.00 per bus (weekdays only by advance reservation)
Children 5 & under: FREE
Children 5 & under: FREE

*Membership offers unlimited visits to this exhibit and all Ohio Historical Society historic sites and museums.

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