Empowering Women & Transforming Communities

By October 3, 2013Posts

Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives That Transform Communities

June 12, 2013 – Oct. 27, 2013

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One Moroccan artist teaches a village of women to read. An embroiderer from India takes out her first loan. A Hutu woman from war-torn Rwanda works with a Tutsi to make “peace” baskets.

Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities provides an intimate view of the work of ten women-run artisan cooperatives from across the world, featuring artists’ personal stories and stunning examples of the cooperatives’ handmade traditional arts.

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Each co-op has a different motivation: preserving a weaving tradition, sustaining the environment, providing a safe haven from violence. Each object represents the power of women working together to transform lives.

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Join the Burke to discover how the intersection of art, commerce, and culture is changing communities across the globe—and in our own backyard.

For more details, visit:  http://www.burkemuseum.org/empowering

This exhibition has been organized by the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM

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