HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTE GALLERY

Human Rights Institute Past Exhibitions Link

WATER IS LIFE
QUILT FOR CHANGE

September 4th - December 12th, 2018
Panel Discussion: Thursday, September 13th, 2018; 3:20 - 4:30 pm
Reception: Thursday, September 13th, 2018; 5:00 - 7:30pm

Quilt for Change raises awareness on global issues that affect women and empowers quilters to become agents for social change. Working with various partner organizations, we create themed art quilt exhibitions which are displayed at high visibility venues in Europe and North America such as the United Nations, major quilt festivals in the United States, museums and universities. Our exhibits are a forum for fiber artists from the U.S., Canada, Europe and around the world to share their talent, creativity and inspiration, and serve as a call to action by shining a spotlight on major issues affecting women around the world.
Artists were invited to create quilts that address the issue of clean water and its impact on the lives of women and girls. Jurors selected 41 pieces from artists from seven countries including the U.S., France, Italy, Canada, Switzerland, Israel, and Mexico. The exhibit was organized in partnership with the United States Mission to the U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva and American Exchange Rome.This show highlights the crucial need for access to clean water for women and their families. The exhibit opened at the Palais des Nations, Eiropean headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, to commemorate World Water Day in March 2016.

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Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours are:

Monday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday: 11:00am - 4:30pm

Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Closed during the Summer.