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African American Quilt Show & Lectures at The Hotel Metropolitan

April 24 – 26, 2014
  • Times: Exhibit Opening, Thurs., 6 PM; Lectures, Fri., 10:30 AM & 1 PM; Fish Fry, Fri., 11 AM; QuiltWeek Hours, Thurs.-Sat., 10 AM-4 PM
  • 724 Oscar Cross Dr., Paducah, KY 42001
  • Venue: Hotel Metropolitan
  • Admission: Admission, $7; Lectures, $15 each or $25 for both; Fish Fry, $10 plate or $5.50 sandwich
  • Contact: Betty Dobson
  • Phone: 270.443.7918
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QuiltWeek at the Hotel Metropolitan features an exhibit of African American quilts and two lectures on the Underground Railroad and the African American community's quilting legacy.

African American Quilt Exhibit, Thursday, April 24-Saturday, April 26, 10 AM-4 PM

Join exhibit curator, Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi,  for the Quilt Exhibit Opening, reception and entertainment by the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Choir on Thursday evening, April 24.

 

QuiltWeek Lectures, Friday, April 25, 10:30 AM & 1 PM

A Legacy Revealed: African American Quilts by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, 10:30 AM

From improvisation to art quilts, this lecture examines the historical and cultural significance of quilts made in the African American community.

John Brown's Subterranean Passage-Way by Dr. Alicestyne Turley, 1 PM

Dr. Turley, Director of African and African American Studies at Berea College, explores the Underground Railroad with discussion of quilts depicting slavery and life before the Civil War.

 

QuiltWeek Fish Fry, Friday, April 25, 11 AM

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