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Assistant Professor Emily Newman curated Threads Laid Bare, an exhibition about finding identity and community in Contemporary Textiles and Fiber Arts. She brought together 12 artists from around the country to start conversations about race, immigration, disability, stereotypes, and religious and domestic rituals. This exhibition is supported by the Iowa Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Participating artists include Indira Allegra (California), Anna Carlson (Minnesota), Ann C. Clarke (New York), Nicole Davis (Iowa), Wanda Ewing (Nebraska), Jiseon Lee Isbara (Oregon & California), Guen Montgomery (Illinois), Cynthia O’Hern (Iowa), Katya Oicherman (Minnesota), Catherine Reinhart (Iowa),  Sophia Ruppert (Nebraska), and Alanna Stapleton (Wisconsin).

Due to Covid-19, the Anderson Gallery is only open to Drake cohorts of students, faculty and staff. The Gallery can be open by special appointment by emailing julia.franklin@drake.edu at least 24 hours in advance. To ensure a safe and healthy visit, masks must be worn at all times.

If you can’t visit in person, the exhibition and all programming are accessible and available online. Check out our new cell phone site that allows you to explore this exhibition from anywhere: Virtual Exhibition Experience.

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This site gives you an schedule of all virtual events, audio of artists speaking about their works and ways to interact and participate by sharing images of your own creation, playing art games, and crowd-sourcing resources so we can all learn more.