42 Contemporary Story Quilts
Narrating 400 Years of the African American Experience
Created by the Women of Color Quilters Network
Presented by the Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center
On display at 57 Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs
July to October 2019
This exhibit of beautifully handcrafted quilts, created by members of the Women of Color Quilters Network, narrates the history of the African American experience, capturing the stories of freedom’s heroes. By exploring events of four centuries through the fiber artistry of women of color, the quilts of this exhibition bear witness to and relate perspectives that written history has often neglected.
And Still We Rise was conceived and organized by Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi, Executive Director of the Women of Color Quilters Network and Bess Lomax Hawes National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow, to honor the 400th year anniversary of the landing of the first enslaved Africans in what would become the United States. The exhibit has been supported nationally by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Vance Waddell Family Foundation.
The Oak Bluffs exhibition of And Still We Rise is presented by the Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center (based in Peterborough, NH).
The Mariposa thanks the Merrill Foundation, Rick and Jan Cohen, Eastern Bank, Badger Balm, Couch Famiily Foundation, Harrisville Designs, Tufts Health Plan Foundation, David Weir, and TFC Financial.
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