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Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections

Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections

September 26 - December 18, 2017

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The apron is an artifact that both documents changes in fashion and domestic work and connects diverse groups through shared experiences. Whether simple or fanciful, the apron evokes powerful memories of friendly gatherings, family celebrations, hard work and good food; especially the food. When we remember grandmother in her work apron from can to can't or presenting a holiday meal in her embroidered apron, we find common ground across communities and generations.

The traveling exhibit, Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections, includes 46 portraits of men and women aged 13 to 109 with accompanying narrative panels and 100 vintage aprons. The oral histories gathered by exhibit curator, EllynAnne Geisel, explore the people behind the aprons and give life to the fabrics. Photographer Kristina Loggia documented the storytellers with portraits that complement the narratives.

This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.Humanities Texas

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