Abstract Design in American Quilts at 50: New York Nexus

Abstract Design in American Quilts at 50: New York Nexus

Nexus examines the importance of New York’s museums and galleries in promoting the acceptance of textile and fiber art in the fine art world. A number of groundbreaking exhibitions in the 1960s and ‘70s, including the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Abstract Design in American Quilts, promoted the idea that textiles could be displayed alongside paintings, prints, and sculpture.

Many of the early leaders of what would become the studio art quilt movement saw these seminal exhibitions and were encouraged to pursue quiltmaking as their primary artistic medium. Among these artists were Michael Cummings, Patricia Malarcher, Paula Nadelstern, and Robin Schwalb, all of whom, among others, are represented with works in New York Nexus. 

Curated by Dr. Sandra Sider

Von Seggern Gallery

Event Date
Friday, March 5, 2021 to Saturday, August 7, 2021