Home Economics: 150 Years of Canadian Hooked Rugs explores the unique stories and histories that have informed hooked rugs in Canada, the highly recognizable forms of folk art with roots in 19th-century North America. Featuring hooked rugs from the Museum’s rich archive of international material culture, the exhibition represents generations of artisanal entrepreneurship, women’s domestic and collective work, as well as rural development in Canada.
Home Economics highlights the same impulses at play over two centuries – craft innovation that embraces aesthetic practice, traditional technique and vernacular design, producing vibrant expressions of creativity as well as regional identity and national cultural heritage.
Curated by Shauna McCabe, Natalia Nekrassova, Sarah Quinton and Roxane Shaughnessy.
This is a travelling exhibition organized and circulated by the Textile Museum of Canada with the support of the Museums Assistance Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage.
Who is it for?
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: February 7 to April 23, 2019
Monday to Wednesday and Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Weekends and Holidays: Noon to 5 p.m.
Venue: Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre
9820 107 Street, Edmonton T5K1E7
Free Parking, Street Parking, Paid Parking
Public transport accessible