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Quilt museum to celebrate Mexican, Central American cultures
The International Quilt Study Center and Museum will celebrate the art and culture of Mexico and Central America with activities and a folkloric performance from 4 to 7 p.m. June 7.
Crafts will be available from 4:30 to 6 p.m., and a performance by the Orgullo Latino Dancers will begin at 6:15 p.m. The event is being held in conjunction with the exhibition “Los Desconocidos/The Unknowns,” which is on display at the museum through June 27.
The exhibition features pieces created by the Migrant Quilt Project, a grassroots collaboration of artists, quiltmakers and activists raising awareness of the migrants who die each year in Arizona desert.
Dating back to October 2000, the makers create a quilt to represent those who died each year since. The works incorporate various materials, including discarded migrant clothing found in the desert, as well as personal items and iconography representative of life on both sides of the border.
In some cases, the deceased are named on the quilts. In others, when remains cannot be identified, they are labeled “unknown” or desconocido/desconocida in Spanish.
Immigrants and former refugees in Lincoln will share their stories at the museum at 5:30 p.m. June 20.
Learn more about exhibitions and programs at Nebraska’s International Quilt Study Center and Museum.