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Renee Allen, “Juneteenth.” (Cotton fabric, cotton thread, acrylic paint, colored pencil)
Renee Allen, “Juneteenth.” (Cotton fabric, cotton thread, acrylic paint, colored pencil)

Renee Allen, “Juneteenth.” (Cotton fabric, cotton thread, acrylic paint, colored pencil)

The Bullock Museum is hosting this exhibition of quilts to honor an important milestone: the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth.

“And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations” features quilted pieces by contemporary artists from the Women of Color Quilters Network — all of which ultimately depict nearly four centuries of African-American history from 1619 through today.

The artists’ distinctive works draw on the enduring American tradition of visual storytelling through the textile art of quilting.

Preview a few quilts from the exhibit in this slide show.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 30. $8-$12. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave. 512-936-8746, thestoryoftexas.com.


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