Whitework: Women Stitching Identity

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September 22 - November 20, 2021

Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Location: 1444 Kentucky Street, Kentucky Museum, KY

Phone: (270) 745-3369

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: Free

How did women express their support for the new American nation?

Featuring textiles from the Kentucky Museum and Kentucky Historical Society, Whitework: Women Stitching Identity explores the significance of early white embellished textiles that have been largely ignored, undervalued, and misinterpreted. Whitework holds a special place within the cultural geography of textile making, connecting regional textile making with broader narratives of American women’s lives, political participation, and self-expression during the formative years of the Early Republic.

Curated by Laurel McKay Horton, Dr. Margaret Ordonez, and Dr. Kate Brown, Whitework proves that American women have always been involved in forming our national identity and culture.

Whitework: Women Stitching Identity