BAM ARCHIVES ( 2015 -  )


Cloth as Community: Hmong Textiles in America

January 28 - February 24, 2016

The fabric pieces in this exhibition are contemporary versions of traditional geometric textile designs created by Hmong refugees. These artworks were inspired by nature and created using embroidery, appliqué, reverse appliqué and indigo batik. Hmong refugees began immigrating to the United States in the late 1970s and their textile pieces adapted for their new lives. 

A Program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance with The Arkansas Arts Council and The National Endowment for the Arts