IN Women's History Month

Photo: L'Merchie Frazier. "I Matter," 2016. Pieced nylon fabrics and machine stitching. 40 in. x 30 in. © L'Merchie Frazier. Photo: Craig Bailey/Perspective Photo. L2020.129.10.

The celebration of a people continues with the celebration of women, especially Black women and women of color in the Twin Cities. The history is rich and powerful as well as empowering. Some events are virtual and can be enjoyed from your favorite chair at home. 

We Are the Story, Weisman Art Museum, UMN

The Textile Center and Women of Color Quilters Network  (WCQN) joined forces to create WE ARE THE STORY, a multi-venue initiative in the Twin Cities that runs from September 10, 2020, through June 12, 2021.

Freedom Rising: I Am the Story / L’Merchie Frazier, Minneapolis Institute of Art

The new exhibition “Freedom Rising: I Am the Story,” now on view at Mia, features more than a dozen quilts made by the Massachusetts artist L’Merchie Frazier, including one depicting the Civil War heroics of Robert Smalls. Gallery 262, Gallery 275, January 2, 2021 - September 19, 2021.

Virtual Talk: Nell Irvin Painter, Thursday, March 11, 2021, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, FREE

In this powerful and deeply insightful program, Painter will explore issues of racial and gender identity and how they have figured into the history of America and her own artwork, which urges audiences to look at history beyond the lines of difference and stereotype. RSVP by calling (612) 870-6323 or register online

Meet the Artists: Tamara Tunie, Ordway, Virtual Event, March 23, 6 p.m.

Critics raved about Tamara Tunie’s "gorgeous" voice and her "masterful" and "superb" performance in the Ordway’s highly acclaimed 2019 reimagined production of 42nd Street. Join Tunie for a virtual conversation about her art and activism, and 21 seasons on Law & Order: SVU. The event is free and open to the public, and will stream live via Zoom.

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