Monday, March 28, 2011

Patterns and Warmth

Selection from Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum, on view at said venue through October 11th. You might not know it, but Pacific Standard is huge fans of the quilt as an art form (in fact, my final typography project at Parsons was a quilt incorporating a Marshall McLuhan quote, which maybe I will post another time).

Artist unidentified, possibly New York State, 1880–1900 (Silks, including satin, 75 3/4 x 64 inches. American Folk Art Museum, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Weinstein, 2007.15.7)

Artist unidentified, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1910–1925 (Wool, 78 x 78 inches. American Folk Art Museum, gift of Freyda Rothstein, 1998.8.2)

Seems like I should be able to get to New York to see this before it closes, and maybe you can too.

Quilt by Jessie B. Telfair (1913–1986). Parrott, Georgia, Dated 1983 (Cotton with pencil, 74 x 68 inches. American Folk Art Museum, gift of Judith Alexander in loving memory of her sister, Rebecca Alexander, 2004.9.1)

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