Symbolism and Subversion: An Exhibition of Jennifer Regan's Stitched Narratives

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sábado, Junho 3 12am – 11:59pm

This is a recurring event and is coming up on domingo, Junho 4 12am – 11:59pm; segunda-feira, Junho 5 12am – 11:59pm; and terça-feira, Junho 6 12am – 11:59pm .: Upcoming occurrences include: quarta-feira, Junho 7 12am – 11:59pm; quinta-feira, Junho 8 12am – 11:59pm; sexta-feira, Junho 9 12am – 11:59pm; sábado, Junho 10 12am – 11:59pm; domingo, Junho 11 12am – 11:59pm; segunda-feira, Junho 12 12am – 11:59pm; terça-feira, Junho 13 12am – 11:59pm; quarta-feira, Junho 14 12am – 11:59pm; quinta-feira, Junho 15 12am – 11:59pm; sexta-feira, Junho 16 12am – 11:59pm; sábado, Junho 17 12am – 11:59pm; domingo, Junho 18 12am – 11:59pm; segunda-feira, Junho 19 12am – 11:59pm; terça-feira, Junho 20 12am – 11:59pm; quarta-feira, Junho 21 12am – 11:59pm; quinta-feira, Junho 22 12am – 11:59pm; sexta-feira, Junho 23 12am – 11:59pm; sábado, Junho 24 12am – 11:59pm; domingo, Junho 25 12am – 11:59pm; segunda-feira, Junho 26 12am – 11:59pm; terça-feira, Junho 27 12am – 11:59pm; quarta-feira, Junho 28 12am – 11:59pm; quinta-feira, Junho 29 12am – 11:59pm; and sexta-feira, Junho 30 12am – 11:59pm.

.: terça-feira, Maio 2 12am – 11:59pm; quarta-feira, Maio 3 12am – 11:59pm; quinta-feira, Maio 4 12am – 11:59pm; sexta-feira, Maio 5 12am – 11:59pm; sábado, Maio 6 12am – 11:59pm; domingo, Maio 7 12am – 11:59pm; segunda-feira, Maio 8 12am – 11:59pm; terça-feira, Maio 9 12am – 11:59pm; quarta-feira, Maio 10 12am – 11:59pm; quinta-feira, Maio 11 12am – 11:59pm; sexta-feira, Maio 12 12am – 11:59pm; sábado, Maio 13 12am – 11:59pm; domingo, Maio 14 12am – 11:59pm; segunda-feira, Maio 15 12am – 11:59pm; terça-feira, Maio 16 12am – 11:59pm; quarta-feira, Maio 17 12am – 11:59pm; quinta-feira, Maio 18 12am – 11:59pm; sexta-feira, Maio 19 12am – 11:59pm; sábado, Maio 20 12am – 11:59pm; domingo, Maio 21 12am – 11:59pm; segunda-feira, Maio 22 12am – 11:59pm; terça-feira, Maio 23 12am – 11:59pm; quarta-feira, Maio 24 12am – 11:59pm; quinta-feira, Maio 25 12am – 11:59pm; sexta-feira, Maio 26 12am – 11:59pm; sábado, Maio 27 12am – 11:59pm; domingo, Maio 28 12am – 11:59pm; segunda-feira, Maio 29 12am – 11:59pm; terça-feira, Maio 30 12am – 11:59pm; quarta-feira, Maio 31 12am – 11:59pm; quinta-feira, Junho 1 12am – 11:59pm; and sexta-feira, Junho 2 12am – 11:59pm.

Ages: 18 and Adults.


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May 2 - July 31
Lobby & Second Floor, Main Library

When author Jennifer Regan moved to Cambridge in the late 1980s, she had an artistic and feminist awakening.  She had recently left behind a whirlwind life as the spouse of a prominent Buffalo politician.  Newly divorced, middle aged, and in an unfamiliar city, Regan found artistic expression in poetry, painting, and most significantly quilt making or rather creating "stitched narratives," thematic stories sewn with symbolism and subversion. 

Reworking the traditional themes of American quilts, such as a focus on biblical stories, she created narratives negotiating femininity, marriage, motherhood, and society through a feminist lens.  For some of her pieces, Cambridge became a focal point - either directly inspiring her or serving as her subject.  The Renaissance, politics, and societal inequities deeply influenced her other pieces.  Regan's career as an artist in Cambridge flourished and she created over 100 pieces between 1989 and 2006.  Her stitched narratives can be found in the New England Quilt Museum and Burchfield Penny Art Center collections. 

This exhibit features the Library's newly acquired Jennifer Regan Stitched Narratives and explores the ways in which Cambridge influenced her artwork and new feminist perspective.  View these exciting new additions to the Library's Archives and Special Collections on display at the Main Library in the Lobby and the Second Floor. 

Join us for an opening reception on May 11 at 6:30 pm with a talk by quilt expert Pamela Weeks and educator Jennifer Regan as they discuss the rise of arts quilts and Jennifer Regan's role in the movement.