Quilts & Human Rights
Open at the Pick Museum of Anthropology until May 11, 2018
Originally curated at the Michigan State University Museum, “Quilts and Human Rights” features quilts from around the world that honor champions of human rights and document quiltmaking as a means of coping with oppression, and it examines how quilts raise awareness of global social issues. Most people have experienced the comfort and warmth provided by quilts, but the pieces on display are not made to comfort but rather to spark meaningful thought and conversation. This opening exhibit, on September 5th had civil rights activist, Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr as the keynote speaker followed by an SJSA workshop!