UN/COVERINGS - Mennonite & Muslim Women’s Heads and Hearts

On exhibit October 8

Why do Muslim head coverings cause such visceral reactions? Do Mennonite bonnets provoke the same response? And when the vast majority of both North American Mennonite and Muslim women don’t veil at all, why do these headcoverings receive so much (and such different) public attention? 

In reality Mennonite and Muslim women represent so much variation and contrast within and beyond their communities. Their stories and identities are as complex and creative as the clothes they wear.

If you think you know these women, just wait.

UN/COVERINGS turns stereotypes on their head.