Every Stitch Counts: Youth Activism through Textile Arts
June 11 – August 17, 2020
The tradition of textile art permeates across almost every culture and throughout time. This art form has continued to be a vehicle for artistic expression and has evolved into a form of activism. In collaboration with the Social Justice Sewing Academy, this exhibition showcases quilts created by students and young people across the country. Each quilt highlights social justice issues that have affected the lives of themselves, their family or their community. The powerful imagery and unique narratives of the exhibited quilts address issues of racism, sexism, gun violence, education, immigration, and poverty.
Eyes on America
September 3 – Dec 31, 2020
Drawing on the strengths of the Everhart’s permanent collection, Eyes on America will showcase traditional and unconventional symbols of America. The displayed artwork will seek to answer questions like: What does it mean to be American? How have Americans viewed themselves both historically and in present-day? Why have certain images or symbols become associated with American culture?