Rapid Response Mask Collecting Project

Photograph if a glass head with a green face mask and text in grey and black over top

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This exhibition seeks to understand the new ways in which textiles play a critical role in our daily lives as protective face coverings. To do so, it uses a “rapid response” collecting model to select masks for the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection which mark this contemporary moment as historic.

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Online exhibition supported by the Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery, the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, the Ruth Davis Design Gallery, and the Anonymous Fund. Launched in Fall, 2020. Curated by Natalie Wright. To participate and/or suggest donations and possible masks for collection, contact: masks@sohe.wisc.edu.