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Quilts and Human Rights


September 5, 2017 - May 11, 2018

Organized by the Michigan State University Museum, “Quilts and Human Rights” includes over 40 quilts centered around themes of social justice honoring champions of human rights, documenting quiltmaking as a means of coping with oppression, and examining how quilts raise awareness of global social issues. The Pick Museum staff has expanded the exhibit by adding fifteen more quilts made between 2008 and today highlighting the last decade’s booming modern quilting movement.

To book a group tour, complete the tour reservation form.

For more information on Object Based Learning Opportunities, please download the "Quilts and Human Rights" educational flyer.

Exhibit Programs and Events


This exhibition is generously supported by Cordogan Clark & Associates Inc., Michigan State University Museum, and NIU’s Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality. Group tours can be requested by appointment throughout the semester. For more information, contact the museum at 815-753-2011 or


Contact Us

James B. and Rosalyn L. Pick
Museum of Anthropology
Cole Hall 114


Tuesday - Thursday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Closed Sunday and Monday


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