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Installation of Airing Out the "Dirty" Laundry

Installation of Airing Out the "Dirty" Laundry

Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry, a community art movement created by Providence Day School art teacher Andrea Downs, will be installed on the Level 5 Expansion Space at The Mint Museum UPTOWN, 500 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202. The community is invited to engage in women's stories during the summer of 2020.

The entire collection of women’s stories will be joined together on laundry clotheslines and visitors are invited to engage with the installation by lifting the top layer of each individual piece to reveal the story underneath. This installation was made possible, in part, with funding from the Arts & Science Council.

Airing Out the "Dirty" Laundry is an ongoing community art movement that responds to the silencing of women, creating opportunities for all women to share experiences through visual storytelling. Airing Out the "Dirty Laundry holds space for all women across the intersections of race, age, color, disability, faith, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, social class, economic class, ethnicity, gender identity, and gender expression.

"We all have a story to tell,” says Downs. Connect with women's stories @womenslaundry and aotdl.org to be a part of the narrative. Read more from The Charlotte Observer here.