A colorful and abstract artistic rendition of a golden platter. It is surrounded by blue and orange color blocks. Overlaid are the words "12 Tablecloths"

Upcoming Exhibition

12 Tablecloths by Chloé Duplessis

Informed by plantation life practices of the late 1800's, 12 Tablecloths is an immersive art experience that offers an Afro-futurist re-imagining of a Southern dining table.

Inspired by a decade of research anchored in the history of domestic service, early American culinary traditions, and the ideology that birthed the United States; 12 Tablecloths respectfully presents lesser known truths about our shared history, and leverages them in pursuit of an authentically inclusive future.

12 Tablecloths is on exhibit July 13th through September 30th, 2024 at the Center for Colorado Women's History in Denver and can be experienced with purchase of a General Admission ticket to the museum. Join Chloé on Saturday, July 13th for the 12 Tablecloths Opening Reception and Artist Talk. Check back soon to reserve your free tickets.

About the Artist

Chloé Duplessis is a legally blind artist, curator and historian committed to creating work that centers equity, accessibility and healing. In doing so, she seeks to center the importance of shared history, and erode the social constructs that oppress people of color and those navigating disability.

With over twenty years of experience in intercultural engagement, arts administration and advocacy, she has traveled to 9 countries and 24 states in support of her work. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Cultural Studies from The University of New Orleans, and studied art and history at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.

Duplessis is the creator of Denver's first accessible "I VOTED" sticker and co-creator of the noted Holding Hope mural located in downtown Denver. She is also the 2023 recipient of Denver Mayor's Award for Excellence in Arts and Culture in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Chloé is the founder of Duplessis Art, an arts studio and consultancy based in Denver, Colorado.

Chloé offers many thanks to The Center for Colorado Women's History, History Colorado and Whitney Plantation.