Current Exhibitions

Exhibition
August 24, 2015 to September 10, 2015

Please Pardon our appearance, we are preparing the Museum for our next exhibitions:

Kara Women Speak: Jane Baldwin
 
along with
 
An Accomplishment in Creativity: The Egyptian Children's Tapestries

Don't miss the Members' Preview on Friday, September 11, 6:00-7:30pm.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Exhibition
September 12 to December 6, 2015
Through portraiture and film, Sonoma Valley photographer Jane Baldwin gives voice to the women of the Omo River Valley of Southwestern Ethiopia and Northern Kenya. Life-size photographs and accompanying stories capture the strength and vulnerability of each woman, each a holder of her ancestral wisdom.  In the oral tradition of story telling their dignity is revealed. The exhibit includes: an audio tour of short interviews of the Kara, Hamar, Nyangatom, Dassanech and Kwegu women; a video of Baldwin working in-situ, cultural artifacts, and a short film of a Kara woman sharing her concerns for the survival of her people. 

 

Exhibition
September 12 to December 6, 2015

Prior to formal schooling, children between the ages of 5 and 10 in the small Coptic Christian village of Harrania, located at the foot of the Giza Pyramids, were selected to weave images created entirely in their mind’s eye. The joys of childhood fantasy came to life on their looms. The Egyptian Village, which up to 30 years ago had not known changes for 2000 years and had no source of income but farming, now prospers. Its tapestry artists are internationally famous and their work is prized throughout the world.

 

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