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McKissick Museum Exhibition

Presented by McKissick Museum at McKissick Museum, Columbia SC

Aug 11 2022
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Dec 10 2022
McKissick Museum Exhibition

Sweetgrass basket by Antwon Ford. Photograph by Giordano Angeletti.

Sewn Through Time: Sweetgrass Basketmakers Reimagine a Tradition

Basketmakers have sewn baskets in the South Carolina Lowcountry since the 17th century. The tradition has been preserved at the hands of the Gullah-Geechee people, descendants of enslaved West Africans trafficked to North America. For over 300 years, basketmakers have transformed baskets from a plantation tool into an art form. Today, basketmakers continue to leverage heritage tourism to make a living, to advocate for the preservation of the ecosystem vital to the tradition, and to experiment

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ADMISSION INFO

INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Nov 30, 2022 at 08:30 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 1, 2022 at 08:30 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 2, 2022 at 08:30 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 3, 2022 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 5, 2022 at 08:30 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Dec 6, 2022 at 08:30 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 7, 2022 at 08:30 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 8, 2022 at 08:30 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 9, 2022 at 08:30 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 10, 2022 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sat)

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Sewn Through Time: Sweetgrass Basketmakers Reimagine a Tradition

Opening reception

Thursday, August 25 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Free and open to the public

Join Guest Curator Kennedy Bennett as she shares how she came to study and write about a South Carolina Lowcountry tradition as it continues to evolve.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

McKissick Museum

816 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29208

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