Now Showing: E Pluribus Unum II

Medicine Lodge Creek by Linda H. MacDonald

Medicine Creek Lodge by Linda H. MacDonald

E Pluribus Unum II: Cultures in Cloth is now open for viewing in the galleries.  A remarkable collection of art quilts, these works reflect the many cultures that comprise our nation, articulating our motto: E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One).

Imagine the journeys of the people whose stories are depicted in this exhibit. Whether they traveled the world or were native to these lands, each had personal trials to overcome in their path to America.

As you wander through our online gallery, consider E Pluribus Unum and how these simple words played a role in making this country the great republic that has offered refuge and prosperity to so many.

We are all individual in our beliefs, yet as one we understand that we are all human, that we can grow together under the liberties of our Constitution, that we all strive for the same goal, a better life for our children and our children’s children.

To schedule E Pluribus Unum II:  Cultures in Cloth at a venue near you, please visit About the Exhibit:  E Pluribus Unum II or write to

Also available is the workshop, Cultural Cloth:  Exploring and Expressing Our Cultural Histories.

We would love to hear from you! Please return here after viewing the exhibit and share your thoughts, comments and EPU II experiences in the comment section below.  We each have our own ‘American’ story to tell.


2 Responses

  1. I enjoyed these deeply personal and well thought out quilts. I think underneath it all, we are all the same – maybe in different packages but made of skin and bones and spirits longing for connection. I think this was a great topic – thank you.

    One more comment – the quilt for Meena Schaldenbrand, ‘Holi’ opens to Ann Ruthsdottir’s ‘Nana’ when you click on it. The detail opens correctly but the larger version is incorrect.

  2. I enjoyed the pieces very much. I felt like a was reading a very good book, the ones that are so good you don’t want to rush to finish. Every piece tells a magnificent story .. Putting it on cloth is a sure way of preserving those stories. Well done.!!

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