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Dallas Historical Society presents Virtual Brown Bag Lecture: The Skin Quilt Project with Dr. Lauren Cross

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The Dallas Historical Society will welcome Dr. Lauren Cross, who will discuss her documentary, The Skin Quilt Project. The film explores colorism in the African-American community, addressing this complex issue through the stories of African-American quilters, and the tradition of an art form that celebrates its culture. The quilters speak of the influence of the African-American quilting tradition as a tool for encouraging an appreciation in the African-American cultural heritage.

Dr. Cross is an artist, curator, and scholar, who holds an M.F.A. in Visual Arts from Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass. (2010), and a Ph.D. in Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies from Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas (2017). She is the Program Coordinator and Senior Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies for UNT CVAD’s Department of Art Education Art History, and the founder of the arts non-profit, WoCA Projects, in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Dallas Historical Society will welcome Dr. Lauren Cross, who will discuss her documentary, The Skin Quilt Project. The film explores colorism in the African-American community, addressing this complex issue through the stories of African-American quilters, and the tradition of an art form that celebrates its culture. The quilters speak of the influence of the African-American quilting tradition as a tool for encouraging an appreciation in the African-American cultural heritage.

Dr. Cross is an artist, curator, and scholar, who holds an M.F.A. in Visual Arts from Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass. (2010), and a Ph.D. in Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies from Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas (2017). She is the Program Coordinator and Senior Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies for UNT CVAD’s Department of Art Education Art History, and the founder of the arts non-profit, WoCA Projects, in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Dallas Historical Society will welcome Dr. Lauren Cross, who will discuss her documentary, The Skin Quilt Project. The film explores colorism in the African-American community, addressing this complex issue through the stories of African-American quilters, and the tradition of an art form that celebrates its culture. The quilters speak of the influence of the African-American quilting tradition as a tool for encouraging an appreciation in the African-American cultural heritage.

Dr. Cross is an artist, curator, and scholar, who holds an M.F.A. in Visual Arts from Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass. (2010), and a Ph.D. in Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies from Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas (2017). She is the Program Coordinator and Senior Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies for UNT CVAD’s Department of Art Education Art History, and the founder of the arts non-profit, WoCA Projects, in Fort Worth, Texas.

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http://www.dallashistory.org/education/brown-bag-lectures/

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