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Hampton University Museum Welcomes The Journey Of Hope In America: Quilts Inspired By President Barack Obama April 26 - August 24

Exhibition Showcases the Work of a Diverse Group of 95 Fiber Artists Representing a
Variety of Races, Cultures, Generations, and Religions

On April 26, Hampton University Museum, the oldest African-American museum in the United States, welcomes The Journey of Hope in America: Quilts Inspired by President Barack Obama, a very special exhibition commemorating a historic milestone in American history, the 2008 election of an African-American man as president.

This extraordinary quilt show is curated by internationally known quilt artist, author, and historian, Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi for the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, a division of the Ohio Historical Society. Mazloomi has brought together a diverse group of 95 fiber artists representing a variety of races, cultures, generations, and religions.

Audiences will view a collection of powerful quilts from a wide range of styles, including art quilts, folk art, and traditional quilts. The featured quilts illustrate a broad range of techniques and materials, including piecing, painting, appliqué, embroidery, dyeing, photography, beading and digital transfer, as well as inspirations.

Members of a local quilting guild, 5440 African American Quilters, will additionally present a complimentary exhibition in the Hampton History Gallery focusing on African-American Freedom Fighters in conjunction with the 150th commemoration of the Emancipation Proclamation.

For more information on The Journey of Hope in America:
Quilts Inspired by President Barack Obama, contact Hampton University Museum at (757) 727-5308 or check out