25 Million Stitches | Mingei International Museum
Hanging panel with embroidered words: 25 million lives.
Image: Hanging panel with embroidered words: 25 million lives.

On View

Mar 25 - Oct 15, 2023

Curated By

Guest Curated by Jennifer Kim Sohn

In this exhibition, guest curator and fiber artist Jennifer Kim Sohn looks for a way to make the unfathomable figure of refugees around our world more tangible by marking a displaced person with panels of hand-sewn stitches.

In this exhibition, guest curator and fiber artist Jennifer Kim Sohn looks for a way to make the unfathomable figure of refugees around our world more tangible by marking a displaced person with panels of hand-sewn stitches.

Each panel is unique, some documenting personal narratives, others showing solidarity with the refugees. Sohn and her passionate team of volunteers crowd-sourced 2,300 stitchers from all 50 states and 37 countries worldwide.

Mingei will be the third venue for this traveling exhibition as Sohn's persistence continues to raise awareness about this pressing issue. To that end, volunteers continue to stitch long after the 25 million mark was hit—fitting, as the number of displaced people continues to grow.

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