Oil museum hosts 'Apron Strings' exhibition


The East Texas Oil Museum at Kilgore College is hosting a special touring exhibition, “Apron Strings …Ties to the Past,” through Jan. 6, 2018.

Featuring 51 vintage and contemporary examples, the exhibit reviews the apron’s role as an emotionally charged vehicle for expression with a rich and varied craft history that is still relevant today.

Although taken for granted by many social and art historians, the apron is the subject of a fascinating re-evaluation in this popular ExhibitsUSA exhibition.

Apron Strings is organized into several thematic groups that address design, historical context, use and cultural message. Accompanying text panels and labels provide general background for each theme.

It was curated by Joyce Cheney, an independent curator based in St. Louis, Mo. It was adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

Regular winter hours for the ETOM are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

The museum is located at the corner of Highway 259 and Ross Street on the Kilgore campus.

Admission is $8 for ages 12 and older, and $5 for ages 3 to 11.

For more information on the exhibition, visit http://eusa.org/exhibition/apron-strings/ or call the museum at 903-983-8295.


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