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April 4, 2004

Center for the Humanities presents folklorist Gladys-Marie Fry

Quilt by Harriet PowersThe Center for the Humanities presents Gladys-Marie Fry, professor emerita of folklore and English at the University of Maryland, College Park, who will present the 2004 Daphne Harrison Lecture, entitled From the African Loom to the American Quilt. Professor Fry will speak at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery.

One of the leading authorities on African-American textiles, Gladys-Marie Fry has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her book Stitched from the Soul was the first to place slave-made quilts into historical and cultural context, as it provided insight into the lives and creativity of slave women. She has also curated more than a dozen exhibitions at institutions such as the American Folk Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery, Anacostia Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

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Directions

  • From Baltimore and points north, proceed south on I-95 to exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Albin O. Kuhn Library.
  • From I-695, take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue) and continue one-half mile to the entrance of UMBC at the intersection of Wilkens Avenue and Hilltop Road. Turn left and follow signs to the Albin O. Kuhn Library.
  • From Washington and points south, proceed north on I-95 to Exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Albin O. Kuhn Library.
  • Daytime metered visitor parking is available in the Walker Avenue Garage. Visitor parking regulations are enforced on all University calendar days. Hilltop Circle and all campus roadways require a parking permit unless otherwise marked.
  • Online campus map: http://www.umbc.edu/aboutumbc/campusmap/

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Posted by dwinds1 at April 4, 2004 12:00 AM