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Date:
April 18, 2021
Time:
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Time Details:
This lecture will begin at 3:00 PM in the West Baton Rouge Museum's Brick Gallery
Location:
West Baton Rouge Museum
Address:
845 N Jefferson Ave
Port Allen, LA 70767
Contact:
2253362422
Cost:
This event is FREE and open to the public
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African American Quilters: Transforming the Canon with Spirit Driven Work, with Dr. Joyce Marie Jackson

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Join LSU Professor and Director of the African & African American Studies Program, Dr. Joyce Marie Jackson on Sunday, April 18, at 3:00 PM for an afternoon lecture at the West Baton Rouge Museum.

Join LSU Professor and Director of the African & African American Studies Program, Dr. Joyce Marie Jackson on Sunday, April 18, at 3:00 p.m. for an afternoon lecture at the West Baton Rouge Museum.

Dr. Jackson, an Ethnomusicologist, will speak on African American Quilters: Transforming the Canon with Spirit Driven Work. This talk is being offered in conjunction with the exhibit, Centered Around Culture: Quilts by Cely Pedescleaux. The exhibit features the works of a self-taught textile artist and quilter born in the 7th Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana. Cely Pedescleaux grew up surrounded by seamstresses who meticulously crafted hand-worked lace, crocheting, beading, and tatting into decorative pieces of art on fabric.

This program is free and open to the public. Masks are required and social distancing protocol will be followed.  West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 N. Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen. For more information, call (225)336-2422 Ext. 200 or for driving directions, please visit www.westbatonrougemuseum.org.