Opens Friday, November 5, 2021; 10am–5pm
FREE with General Admission; NLM Members FREE.
Craftivism brings together three installations, It’s Nice to Meet Me and Exodus by artist and activist Shannon Downey, and Bad Ass Herstory by members of Bad Ass Cross Stitch. Founded by Downey, Bad Ass Cross Stitch is a global community project that inspires women and gender non-binary folks to share their stories through the art of cross stitch and embroidery. Craftivism is an amalgamation of Downey’s passions, ideals, values, truths, complexities, and confessions embroidered to explore and strengthen an understanding of self, and what it means to take positive action both for yourself and others.
Craftivisim Members-Only Preview Event, Thursday, November 4; 5:30 – 7pm. FREE for NLM Members.
National Liberty Museum members get an exclusive sneak peek at our newest exhibition, Craftivism: Activism through Craft, before it opens to the general public! During the evening, join exhibition artist Shannon Downey for a chat and walk through the exhibition—plus all guests receive a complimentary Craftivism gift bag just for attending! Become a National Liberty Museum member today!
Craftivism Opening Event, Friday, November 5; 6–9pm. For Ages 17+. FREE with general admission. NLM Members FREE.
Come get crafty at the National Liberty Museum on the first Friday in November to celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition, Craftivism: Activism through Craft. Exhibition artists Ellie Z, Omkari Williams, and Shannon Downey will provide artist chats every half hour. At 7pm, join artist Shannon Downey as she conducts a fun and engaging 1-hour embroidery class for all skill levels! (Embroidery class is an additional $10 fee). To register for the Craftivism opening event, please click here.
Craftivisim Weekend, Saturday & Sunday, November 6 & 7; 10am –5pm both days. All ages. FREE with general admission. NLM Members FREE.
Craftivism Weekend is all about exploring the intersection between crafts and activism. All ages can learn about the craftivism movement, what current craftivists are up to, and how you can become an emerging craftivist yourself! Become a National Liberty Museum member today!
Since the NLM’s founding, a major component of our work has been our series of annual awards programs honoring the everyday heroes who live among us. This exhibition celebrates teachers, students, police officers, firefighters & first-responders, and healthcare professionals who have demonstrated extraordinary courage and made a difference in the lives of others.
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