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Exhibit Opening - Treasures from the Women of Sweden

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Category: Exhibit
Start date: 16 Sep 2018 04:30 PM
End date: 16 Sep 2018 06:00 PM
Street / Location: 1900 Pattison Ave.,
City / town: Philadelphia
Country: Pennsylvania, USA
Organizer: American Swedish Historical Museum
Phone: 215.389.1776
Homepage: www.americanswedish.org

Exhibit Opening - From the Heart, Made by Hand: Treasures from the Women of Sweden

Celebrate the stories told by ASHM’s collection and its global connections! This exhibition includes selections of the handmade textiles presented to the American Swedish Historical Museum in 1938 from every province of Sweden.

The gift speaks of more than Swedish regionalism. For the person who organized the gift, these artifacts represent female power. Dr. Hanna Rydh was a politician, international women’s rights activist, and Sweden’s first female archaeologist. To Rydh, these textiles honored Nordic craftswomen and asserted their right to equality with men in Sweden and America.

Gallery talk by curator Trevor Brandt starts at 5 p.m. Exhibit opening is free with museum admission.