Quilting has a long tradition of people thinking it's totally lame. False. Although in the past, this medium was a way to keep grannies occupied, for women, it was a way to express their frustrations at not being allowed the vote, among other deep concerns. Today it's a method of conveying political discord and social unrest. And if there are two things this upcoming election is evoking in people, it's certainly those. Organized by the American Folk Art Museum in New York City, "Politics NOT as Usual: Quilts With Something to Say" puts on display the quilters' sense of dissatisfaction with women's issues, loss over the events that took place on 9/11, union pride, states' independence, and more.
These expressive quilts will be on display at the Boca Raton Museum of Art from Tuesday to January 20. The museum is located in Mizner Park at 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free for children under 12 and museum members; otherwise, it's $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, and $4 for students. Call 561-392-2500, or visit bocamuseum.org.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Sept. 11. Continues through Jan. 20, 2012