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Stephen Towns: Rumination and A Reckoning

The centerpiece of the exhibition is the artist’s monumental installation, “Birth of a Nation” (2014), which represents the abstracted figure of a black woman nursing a white infant against the backdrop of the first official flag of the United States. Suspended above a mound of earth, the quilt is surrounded by Towns’ ongoing Story Quilts series (2016), a cycle of seven works in luminous fabrics and glass beads that narrate the life of Nat Turner and his 1831 rebellion. Towns’ quilting practice delves into the perspectives of women and people of color and draws on that knowledge to interrogate the institution of slavery in American history.

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Weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

Mar 07, 2018 through Sep 18, 2018

10:00AM - 5:00PM

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Free admission

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