An Evolving Vision: The James Collection at 25 — New Horizons

An Evolving Vision: The James Collection at 25 — New Horizons

In 2022, the International Quilt Museum (IQM) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln celebrates a quarter century of studying, preserving, and exhibiting the Ardis and Robert James Collection. The Jameses’ donation of their unparalleled 1000-piece collection in 1997 established the IQM and formed the solid base from which the museum has steadily grown. Today, the IQM collection includes more than 6,000 quilts from five different centuries and over 50 countries, an expansion that has been encouraged by the James family, who continue to support the museum’s efforts to represent global quiltmaking. An Evolving Vision: The James Collection at 25 highlights important pieces from various segments of the collection: Classics – stunning antique American quilts; From the Studio – early and innovative art pieces; and New Horizons – quilt traditions from around the world. An Evolving Vision documents the significance of the James Collection but also underscores the broad vision its collectors developed not only for themselves, but for the museum they so vitally helped shape.

Event Date
Friday, April 29, 2022 to Saturday, October 29, 2022