Exhibition tour of Social Threads at the School of Human Ecology

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Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery
@ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

At 2:30pm, visit the Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery at UW-Madison’s School of Human Ecology for a tour of Social Threads: Making, Mending and Maintaining Community. This exhibition brings together objects from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection that exemplify how textiles constitute and sustain communities. Through three central themes, making, mending, and maintaining, Social Threads emphasizes how, through textiles, communities around the globe can share stories and create change. Through design and creation, textile making practices have the capacity to build community, reconcile trauma, share history, and carry cultural heritage and knowledge across generations. It is the practice of making and mending that allows space for listening, growth, and even change.

Schedule of Events:

11am: Tour of The Mending Project at Madison Central Library

12:30pm: Exhibition tour of MEND: the work of repair at the James Watrous Gallery

2:30pm: Exhibition tour of Social Threads at the School of Human Ecology

3:00pm: Visible Mending Workshop at the School of Human Ecology

10 colorful squares of fabric surround the number 3 with the words Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery @ 2:30pm tour Social Threads at the bottom of the image.