And Still We Rise Exhibition Opens to the Public at Columbus Museum with Special Guests

Oct 5, 2017

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And Still We Rise Exhibition Opens to the Public with Special Guests


COLUMBUS, GA- The Columbus Museum's newest third floor show, And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations, opens to the public Friday, October 6. Visitors can see more than 60 story quilts that narrate nearly 400 years of African American history.  


Doors will open at 10 a.m., Friday, October 6 with a few special guests on site. Artists featured in the show will visit The Museum upon the opening at 10 a.m. Visitors are encouraged to visit and

enjoy interaction with the quilt makers during this time. And Still We Rise will remain on view through December 30. There is no charge to view the works. 


Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi, nationally renowned lecturer, artist, historian, and curator, curated the exhibition, featuring more than 50 artists from the Women of Color Quilters Network. 


"This exhibition brings together a collection of masterfully executed artworks that inspire, provoke, and educate audiences. For the African American viewer, the exhibition is a multifaceted representation of Black cultural genius. For viewers external to the culture, it is an awakening to the contributions of African American artists to the recording of history. For students of fine art and American studies, the exhibition is fertile soil for research inquiry and artistic critique of cultural works by contemporary American artistic masters," said Mazloomi.


Special programs and events related to the show will occur through the run of the show. To see the full listing of exhibit-related events, visit The Columbus Museum's website.


And Still We Rise is presented by Cincinnati Museum Center and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and supported at The Columbus Museum by Aflac, the Cultural Arts Alliance, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Hardaway Endowment Fund. 



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