Textile Talk

Textile Talk

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

This week’s Textile Talk, “Abstract Design in American Quilts at 50: Raising the Profile” is presented by Dr. Jonathan Gregory for the International Quilt Museum on June 9 at 2 p.m. Eastern.

Quilts have been part of American folk culture for more than 200 years, but in 1971 a premier art museum raised quilts’ profile by exhibiting them as art in the country’s cultural capital, New York City. “Abstract Design in American Quilts” at the Whitney Museum of American Art, along with many subsequent exhibitions and much positive publicity—and some negative, opened new spaces for quilts in the evolving American social and cultural landscape.
“Raising the Profile” explores these spaces and the quilts and the quiltmakers who circulated within them.

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