Bisa Butler and Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi in Conversation for Toledo Museum of Art, December 3rd, 2020
A few weeks back, we shared our Radio Juxtapoz conversation with Toledo Museum of Art curator, Lauren Applebaum, on the process putting together Radical Tradition: American Quilts and Social Change. In that show is Fall 2020 cover artist, Bisa Butler, who is having one of the most exciting years in contemporary art.
On Thursday, December 3 at 6pm EST, Butler will be in a virtual conversation with quilt historian Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, hosted by the Toldedo Museum of Art to discuss the show and Butler's own practice. Register here.
Read the synoposis:
Explore the preservation of African American stories through quiltmaking with contemporary artist Bisa Butler and author, artist, and quilt historian Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi as they discuss how history along with current calls for racial justice have inspired their work. Butler, whose quilted portrait of Frederick Douglass entitled The Storm, the Whirlwind and the Earthquake was recently added to TMA’s collection, is known for her vibrant, life-sized quilted portraits celebrating Black identity, history, and culture. Dr. Mazloomi, 2014 NEA National Heritage Fellow, is a leading authority on African American quilts and has fostered the perpetuation of quiltmaking through her national organization the Women of Color Quilter’s Network (WCQN).