See what’s going on online this week at museums in the US and abroad!
The American Folk Art Museum shows off a recent gift of quilts
Imagine this: you’ve gotten hold of an antique quilt, perhaps 150 years old. It’s in pristine condition. It has an attractive pattern—a classic wedding ring, say, or log cabin, or even a crazy quilt. It is probably not the sort of object a museum would want, but it preserves a rich history all the same, of its maker, the family that retained it, and the craft itself.
Works by and about women in the Fielding Collection of Early American Art at the Huntington
The American Folk Art Museum presents a fascinating collection of quilts made by men at arms.
Recently more than two dozen of the most significant quilts discovered to date by the Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project went on view at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell in the exhibition Massachusetts—Our Common Wealth: Quilts from the Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project, which runs through September 20. So far, some six thousand quilts have been documented as a result …
An interview with Rosemary Crill, senior curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum
The Textile Museum’s recent acquisition of Amish Quilts
On the exhibition Chintz Appliqué: From Imitation to Icon at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum