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A Tear for America
  • Julius J. Bremer
    born 1955
    born: Cleveland, Ohio, United States ; active: United States
  • A Tear for America, 2015
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, silk fabric, roughedge appliqued, freemotion quilting
  • Object Height/Width: 31 1/2 x 36 in
  • Courtesy of Julius Bremer
  • Not on display
  • EL2018.091
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Paying Homage: Celebrating the Diversity of Men in Quilts", 02-Jun-2018
This quilt represents President Barack Obama, and the care and empathy that Obama showed to the American people and others across the globe. Bremer has created several quilts that honor President Obama, one of which toured nationally in an exhibition called Journey of Hope: Quilts Inspired by President Barack Obama, organized by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi. In addition to being a quilt artist, Bremer has served as head of the Business and Labor Department of the Cleveland Public Library.