Founded in 2017, the Social Justice Academy (SJSA), is a youth education program that bridges artistic expression with activism to advocate for social justice. Through a series of hands-on workshops in schools, prisons and community centers across the country, SJSA empowers youth to use textile art as a vehicle for personal transformation and community cohesion and become agents of social change. Many of our young artist make art that explores issues such as gender discrimination, mass incarceration, gun violence and gentrification. The powerful imagery they create in cloth tells their stories, and these quilt blocks are then sent to volunteers around the world to embellish and embroider before being sewn together into quilts to be displayed in museums, galleries and quilt shows across the country. This visual dialogue bridges differences in race, age and socioeconomics and sparks conversations and action in households across the country.
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by Patricia A. Montgomery August 26 - November 1, 2022 African American traditional quilting designs Many African
by Patricia A. Montgomery
August 26 – November 1, 2022
African American traditional quilting designs
Many African American women made major contributionsto the Civil Rights Movement and their stories are rarelytold. Patricia A. Montgomery’s structured swing coats arestory quilts telling their stories.
August 26 (Friday) - December 31 (Saturday)
by Harold Mailand October 7, 2022 - January 17, 2023 Dedicated to preserving the beauty and cultural value of textiles
by Harold Mailand
October 7, 2022 – January 17, 2023
Dedicated to preserving the beauty and cultural value of textiles
Harold Mailand, a fellow with the American Institutefor Conservation, shares 30 quilts from his personalcollection of textiles from India, Germany, England,and America.
October 7 (Friday) - January 17 (Tuesday)
Curated by Sue Reich November 4, 2022 - January 10, 2023 Celebrating its 200th anniversary
Curated by Sue Reich
November 4, 2022 – January 10, 2023
Celebrating its 200th anniversary
One of the oldest and most popular holidaypoems is magically recreated through theartistry of quilts. A holiday treat for the whole family!
November 4 (Friday) - January 10 (Tuesday)
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