Textile exhibit opens with workers’ songs

Librarians are known to be keepers of quiet. But, on Sept. 23 at 5:15 p.m., Caitlin Mathes and Bill Cowdery are hitting the piano keys and belting out songs to celebrate a new exhibit at the Sidney Cox Library of Music and Dance at Cornell.

“Songs to Leave You in Stitches: The Story of the ILGWU’s Musical ‘Pins & Needles’” features images, documents, and recordings related to the pro-labor union production that premiered in New York City in 1937. At the exhibit opening, Mathes and Cowdery—who are also professional musicians—will perform a selection of songs from the musical comedy. Read more at Cornell Chronicle.

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