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Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives
That Transform Communities

June 12, 2013 – Oct. 27, 2013

One Moroccan artist teaches a village of women to read. An embroiderer from India takes out her first loan. A Hutu woman from war-torn Rwanda works with a Tutsi to make "peace" baskets.

Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities provides an intimate view of the work of ten women-run artisan cooperatives from across the world, featuring artists' personal stories and stunning examples of the cooperatives' handmade traditional arts. 

Each co-op has a different motivation: preserving a weaving tradition, sustaining the environment, providing a safe haven from violence. Each object represents the power of women working together to transform lives. 

This exhibition has been organized by the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM.



Lecture Series

Map of Cooperatives

Interactive Google Map of Cooperatives. The 'Empowering Women' exhibition is open June 12 - October 27, 2013 at the Burke Museum. For more information, visit http://www.burkemuseum.org/empowering

Empowering Objects

Empowering Objects Pinterest board. The 'Empowering Women' exhibition is open June 12 - October 27, 2013 at the Burke Museum. For more information, visit: http://www.burkemuseum.org/empowering.