Friday, April 25, 2014

Art changing culture

I've been enjoying the blog posts from the National Museum of Women in the Arts. They have been engaging and thoughtful and show a real change in the museum's focus toward a more contemporary approach. The blog is called "Broad Strokes" and is well worth subscribing to - don't take my word for it - check it out here:

A recent post was about the newest project to try to change attitudes and heal people. Remember the AIDS quilt and how it made AIDS feel like an awful problem for all of us? And undoubtedly helped move many people to be more understanding and accepting of people who are gay.

This new project "The Monument Quilt" is focused on healing people who have been raped and/or abused. They are setting up workshops all around the U.S. where survivors of rape and abuse can come to make their own quilt squares. They will be displayed on the National Mall in Washington, DC, spelling out the words "No More". If you know of anyone who might find some healing in this project, please pass this on. It's a Kickstarter project, so you can donate to make it happen on their website:

The Monument Quilt