I Was India

When
Sun Mar 29 (full schedule below)
Where
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
Time
11am
Cost
$8
Tags
Arts, Art Events

Description

Through woven sculpture and installation, Bay Area artist Kira Dominguez Hultgren examines her Indian heritage. In "I Was India: Embroidering Exoticism," the textile artist takes two of the Punjabi phulkaris, or shawls, which she found in her grandmother’s cedar chest. The artist uses these garments, embroidered by her aunt nearly a century ago, as a point of departure--asking the viewer to reconsider "colonial and contemporary exoticism." These head-coverings typify the material cultural practices of pre-partition Punjab. The exhibit runs through April 12.

Schedule

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
520 South First Street
San Jose, CA
Sun Mar 29 (11am)
Mon Mar 30 (11am)
Tue Mar 31 (11am)
Wed Apr 1 (11am)
Thu Apr 2 (11am)

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Location

  1. San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
    520 South First Street, San Jose, CA