International Quilt Museum
Jonathan Gregory , (402) 472-6291, email@example.com
Trying to Make Sense of It: 9/11, Loss, and Memorial Quilts” is on view at the International Quilt Museum on UNL’s East Campus, August 20 through October 2, 2021. (Portions of the exhibition extend to October 16.) The story of each person’s life and death is unique. Yet, there are factors that contribute disproportionately to the death of persons of color and of certain ethnic, religious, sexual, gender, and disadvantaged communities. In recent times, artists have used quilts to publicly name the victims of these deaths, raise awareness of the need for change, and engage in calling for justice. Quilts on display come out of the Black Lives Matter and Missing and Murdered Indigenous People movements, as well as respond to death of displaced people and refugees, genocides, domestic terrorism, and the AIDS epidemic. Also on display are quilts that commemorate other significant events such as the 9/11 attacks, American wars, the COVID pandemic, and personal loss.
This event originated in Diversity at UNL.