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'History Through Women's Hands' on February 6

A series of images depicting Victorian "fancywork" included in an exhibition called "Handmade Meaning: The Value of Craft in Victorian and Contemporary Culture" at the James Watrous Gallery in Madison

The Wisconsin Historical Museum on Madison's Capitol Square will host the closing celebration of "Handmade Meaning: The Value of Craft in Victorian and Contemporary Culture," an exhibition at the nearby James Watrous Gallery in the Overture Center for the Arts. Gallery tours at Watrous Gallery begin at 12:30 pm Sunday, February 6.

The closing celebration at the museum, called "History Through Women's Hands," will begin at 1:30 pm and will feature a panel discussion moderated by the Wisconsin Historical Society's Emily Pfotenhauer. She will discuss the Wisconsin Decorative Arts Database and its role in the "Handmade Meaning" exhibition. Other panelists will discuss the many art forms celebrated by the exhibition, followed by food, beverages and a chance to mingle with other lovers of Victorian "fancywork." Admission to this event is free to the public. Visit our calendar of events for more details.

:: Posted January 31, 2011

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