We Are the Story: Carolyn Mazloomi & Penny Mateer

These presentations were recorded as part of a virtual event held Jan. 27, 2021 in conjunction with the exhibition We Are the Story and is available as part of WAM On Demand via the Weisman’s YouTube channel.


When Minneapolis became the epicenter of the nationwide protest movement against police brutality and racism in America following the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, TEXTILE CENTER and WOMEN OF COLOR QUILTERS NETWORK (WCQN) joined forces to create We Are the Story a multi-venue initiative in the Twin Cities that runs from September 10, 2020, through June 12, 2021.

Under the curatorial direction of CAROLYN MAZLOOMI, WCQN founder and member of Textile Center’s National Artist Advisory Council, We Are the Story explores themes of liberation, resistance and empowerment, offering a visually compelling account of the breadth of experiences and struggles that comprise Black history in an honest and critical way.

The Weisman currently has three works by artist PENNY MATEER on view as a participant site in We Are the Story through May 23, 2021.