MoCA Westport Opens Textile Show Inspired by Suffragist Protest

Cate Hewitt, Connecticut Examiner, June 29, 2022
WESTPORT — A new show of textile art inspired by suffragist banners and flags opens June 30 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Westport. 

“Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse” was first shown at the onset of the pandemic in 2020 at the Contemporary Art Modern Project gallery in collaboration with the Fiber Artists Miami Association. The MoCA show in Westport expanded to include artists from the northeastern U.S.

The 2020 show coincided with passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women in the United States the right to vote, the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the presidential election year.

“Now with this show, Roe vs. Wade is gone,” said Melanie Prapopoulos, who curated the Westport show with Maria Gabriela Di Giammarco, and Mario Andres Rodriguez.