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Evening Lecture Series: "Hmong Culture, Cloth, and Community"

    • Geraldine Craig, M.F.A. is Professor of Art at Kansas State University,with primary research interests in contemporary art/craft and Hmong textiles. She served as Curator of the traveling exhibition "Cloth as Community: Hmong Textiles in America" on view at the Avenir Museum in Fall 2018, and recently contributed the chapter “Stitching Hmongness into Cloth: Pliable Identity and Cultural Agency” for the book Claiming Place: On the Agency of Hmong Women, published by University of Minnesota Press in 2016. Ms. Craig will present a program on Hmong textiles and dress, incorporating her appreciation of the intersection and relationships between textile history and politics, curatorial work, and studio practice. The exhibition "Cloth as Community: Hmong Textiles in America" is a program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and the National Endowment for the Arts.