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VIRTUAL LECTURE: Hidden Hands: Labor and Leisure in Early American Needlework

April 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

with Marla R. Miller, Distinguished Professor of History, University of Massachusetts Amherst

$10 (members 10% discount)

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Miller’s primary research interest is U.S. women’s work before industrialization. In this talk, Miller will explore early American women’s labor history beyond the quilt frame, and consider the many ways in which women’s work—enslaved and free; Black, white, and Native American—in other rooms of the house contributed to the making of decorative needlework.

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Image: Unidentified maker, English, Man’s nightcap, ca. 1580. Linen plain weave embroidered with silk, metallic threads, and metallic sequins, and trimmed with metallic-thread lace, Lent by Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund, 1987.042
This exhibition has been made possible by generous support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, The Connecticut Cultural Fund, The Coby Foundation, Connecticut Humanities, Mr. & Mrs. J. Geddes Parsons, Bouvier Insurance, Barbara and Wayne Harms, Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Booth, Mr. & Mrs. Jeb Embree, Dr. Margaret O’Shea & Mr. Daniel O’Shea, as well as donors to the Museum’s Annual Fund. Media sponsor: WSHU Public Radio.

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April 15
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Florence Griswold Museum
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