This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World

May 13, 2022 – April 2, 2023

Sharon Kerry-Harlan, Portrait of Resilience, from the Flag Series, 2020, dye discharge fabric, antique quilt fabric, vinyl, flag fabric, and African print fabric, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Kenneth R. Trapp Acquisition Fund, 2021.35. © 2021, Sharon Kerry-Harlan. Photo by Lee Stalsworth – Fine Art through Photography

This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World showcases American craft like never before. The exhibition highlights the role that artists play?in our world to?spark essential conversations, stories of resilience, and methods of activism—showing us a more relational and empathetic world. It centers more expansive definitions and?acknowledgments of often-overlooked?histories and contributions of?women, people of color, and?other?marginalized communities.