Opening reception for
“The Mother of All Strikes: The 1824 Textile Worker Turnout”
May 22, 2014; 6 to 8 p.m.
Slater Mill Factory Floor
Be among the first to view this historic exhibit – the first of its kind installed on the Slater Mill Factory Floor.
This exhibition hearkens to the early days of industrial weaving in the cotton industry – a technology that was “newly introduced” to the cotton mill around 1820 that brought more women into mill work.
Historical narrative presented alongside the contemporary artworks of Kristina Brown, Christine Ashley, Ian Cozzens, Chelsea Carl, and Priscilla Carrion.
Come meet the artists, and get a first look at our spring/summer show!
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The first organized factory strike in the United States occurred in Pawtucket, and was led by women textile workers who were targeted for pay cuts.
This exhibition will be installed on the Slater Mill factory floor in observance of the 190th anniversary of the event. It will look at the decade of women-led labor actions in New England that followed. Speaking programs will take place in June of 2014. The exhibit will be open through July.
Slater Mill tells the story of this turning point in labor history thorough historic interpretation combined with the contemporary works of artist on the New Urban Arts roster.