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Eleanor Roosevelt Knit-In in Hyde Park on May 6

May 02, 2012 05:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Eleanor Roosevelt was a pip. Aristocratically elegant from the get-go, she was able not only to reimagine herself as a champion of the homey and vernacular, but also to inspire a revival of indigenous American folk arts, raising what had been previously known as “women’s work” to the same echelons as the male-oriented fine art of her day. She opened up what that fine art meant, allowed a widening of its doors to include women artists, fought for world peace and the eradication of hunger and other key problems plaguing civilization, all the while staying cool, calm and collected along the way.

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