Totem. Photo provided

Renowned fiber artist, Cynthia Lockhart, tells the heroic and joyful stories of her ancestors through boundary-pushing quilts

Through March 15, 2020

Cynthia Lockhart. Photo provided

With a background in fashion design, Lockhart pushes the boundaries of the traditional quilt form, combining dynamic fabrics and patterns in six large-scale creations. Through visual storytelling, viewers are invited to embark on a journey of discovery—one that encourages people to understand more deeply the diversity of people, cultures, and beauty in the world around them. Lockhart hopes her work will serve as a catalyst for individuals to be inspired to dream, dance, and sing their way forward to unbounded possibilities of freedom as her ancestors envisioned exactly 400 years ago.

Jazz. Photo provided

Journey to Freedom can also be experienced through events and programming at the Taft:


HOUSE PARTY | ‘Tis the Season to Celebrate

Thursday, December 12 from 5 – 8 p.m.

Jazz on My Mind. Photo provided

WORKSHOP | Freedom Quilts

Saturday, February 22 from 1– 4 p.m.

Created to be Me. Photo provided

TALK | Artist Talk and Reception 

Sunday, February 9 at 2 p.m.

Journey to Freedom. Photo provided

Museum hours are Wednesday-Friday, 11a.m.-4p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 11a.m.-5p.m. Sundays are always free. 

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