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The Dichotomy of Dr. Dunton: Occupational Therapy and the Baltimore Album Quilt

As a 20th-century occupational therapist, Dr. William Rush Dunton Jr. saw potential in a popular tradition of needle crafts dating back to mid-19th-century Maryland women. The “wild and untamed” examples of self-expression through the Baltimore album quilt tradition married the therapeutic benefits of community and occupational therapy’s goal of assisting patients’ successful transition back into society.

Explore Dunton’s journey to understand the Baltimore album quilt tradition with Allison Tolman, MCHC’s Vice President of Collections & Interpretation and curator of our new exhibition, Wild and Untamed: Dunton’s Discovery of the Baltimore Album Quilts, and Margot Kopera, MCHC’s Public Programs Manager, along with Sheppard Pratt staff, Lisa Illum, librarian and archivist, and Vaune Kopec.

This virtual program is free and open to all audiences. Registration is required. After registering for the program, attendees will receive an automated confirmation email with connection instructions. 

Before

Before

The Golden Age of Annapolis

After

After

Discovering Benjamin Henry Latrobe