And now for something completely different….a most unusual exhibit at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown opens on Saturday, October 6, 2012 and runs through January 13, 2013. Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections, a traveling exhibit, includes a clothesline containing 155 aprons plus stories and photos of the people who wore them.
Aprons don’t hold us back, they take us back. This nostalgic, thought-provoking traveling exhibit combines 155 vintage aprons, 46 powerful photographic portraits, and a series of poignant and emotional personal narratives about aprons and those who wear them. The diverse storytellers include a 111-year-old mother and her only child, a Holocaust survivor, a biology professor from Mali, Africa, and a preteen and her grandmother. Curator EllynAnne Geisel and award-winning photographer Kristina Loggia have used the apron as a symbol, recognized by everyone, to create an exhibit more about life than about fabric. Organized by Grassroots Royalty, LLC.