Sunday, January 11, 2009

Amish Quilts at the Textile Museum

If you've been waiting for an excuse to go to The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., wait no more! Starting April 4 and running through September 6, 2009, The Textile Museum will be displaying thirty Amish Quilts as part of their exhibit Constructed Color: Amish Quilts.

In addition to the exhibit there will be a number of quilt-related special programs including:

SPECIAL EXCURSION: “BALTIMORE QUILTS IN THEIR HOMETOWN”
Thursday, March 5 • 9 am – 5 pm
Travel to Baltimore for an exclusive tour of the exhibition Baltimore Album Quilts Revisited: A Matter of Taste with Anita Jones, curator for textiles at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Following the exhibition tour, Jones will offer a behind-the-scenes look in the textile storage and conservation areas and engage in a curatorial discussion of Baltimore Album quilts. Participants will have free time to look at other pieces on rotation before a delicious lunch at Gertrude's, the museum's restaurant. After lunch, the group will travel to a second fiber arts venue. Fee for the tour and lunch: $105/Textile Museum members; $130/non-members. Advance registration is required; space is limited to 20 participants. The point of departure will be announced closer to the program date. To register, call (202) 667-0441, ext. 64.

PUBLIC GALLERY TALK & TOUR OF CONSTRUCTED COLOR: AMISH QUILTS
Saturday, April 4 • 11 am
Take a tour of Constructed Color: Amish Quilts with Rebecca A.T. Stevens, The Textile Museum’s consulting curator for contemporary textiles. FREE; no reservations required. Limited to 35 participants.

EVENINGS AT THE TM: “THAT’S A QUILT?! TRACING THE LINEAGE OF CONTEMPORARY QUILT ART”
Thursday, April 16 • 6:30 pm
Join us for an evening lecture by Kate Lenkowsky, author of Contemporary Quilt Art: An Introduction and Guide, who will examine how tradition influences contemporary artists. Lenkowsky will be available for book signings prior to the lecture. Following the talk, mingle with fellow attendees at a wine and cheese reception. Fee: $15/Textile Museum members; $20/non-members. Advance registration is required; seating is limited. A light boxed supper is available for pre-purchase by attendees; please visit textilemuseum.org/evenings.htm for details and specify your request when ordering. The dinners are available at 6 pm. To register, call (202) 667-0441, ext. 64.

EVENINGS AT THE TM: “REINVENTING QUILTS IN A DIGITAL AGE”
Thursday, May 7 • 6:30 pm
Join us for an evening lecture by Michael James, chair of the Textiles, Clothing & Design Department at the University of Nebraska and a textile artist, who will discuss how he uses state-of-the-art technology in the creation of his beautiful art quilts. Fee: $15/Textile Museum members; $20/non-members. A light boxed supper is available for pre-purchase by attendees; please visit textilemuseum.org/evenings.htm for details and specify your request when ordering. The dinners are available at 6 pm. Following the lecture, mingle with fellow attendees at a wine and cheese reception. Advance registration is required; seating is limited. To register, call (202) 667-0441, ext. 64.

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3 comments:

Shoe In said...

oh yes! great place to visit!!

jude said...

oh, i gotta see this.

Thalia said...

Thanks for the info! If my folks come down to visit, I think a Mom-and-me outing to quilt exhibits would be highly popular.