UArts Alumni Have Big Impact at UPenn Museum of Archaeology and AnthropologyWednesday 06 Apr 2011
The exhibition examines the work of rug weavers of Afghanistan, long renowned for their artistry, depict on their rugs the world that they see. Like television news, their rugs “report” current events. Since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 and throughout more than three decades of international and civil war, Afghan weavers have borne witness to disaster by weaving unprecedented images of battle and weaponry into their rugs. Flowers have turned into bullets, landmines, and hand grenades.
UArts alumni Lauren Duguid (MEPD), Allie Francies (MCOM), Kate Quinn (MEPD), and Kevin Schott (MED) continue to have a big impact on exhibitions and programming, following up on the hugely successful “Secrets of the Silk Road” exhibition.