New Exhibition at New Britain Museum Opens Oct 12 (New Britain, CT)
Let Me Quilt One More Day
Saturday, Oct. 4–Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015
2-5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
4 p.m. Remarks by Douglas Hyland
Let Me Quilt One More Day explores the long-standing practice and art of quilt making in the United States. This exhibition, curated by Dr. Douglas Hyland, brings together an extraordinary selection of over 40 historical and contemporary quilts ranging from traditional to modern designs and demonstrating both the practical application and artistic range found in this medium. The themes of Industry, Emotion, and Art loosely group quilts that vary greatly in material and artistic style.
Noted quilt authority Lynne Z. Bassett, advised on the selection of objects for this exhibition, and her catalogue essay adds immensely to our understanding of this craft and art form.
The exhibition contains works from the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, Mattatuck Museum, New Haven Museum and Historical Society, Fenimore Art Museum, Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, and Connecticut Historical Society.
In addition we are fortunate to have works by contemporary quilters: Barbara Barrick McKie, Richard Killeaney, Todd Knopke, Norma Schlager, Denyse Schmidt, Marlene Shea, Kate Themel, Anna Tufankjian, and Victoria Findlay Wolfe along with works from the collections of others.
New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052
SAQA Members: In case you miss the opening reception, our next SAQA-CT regional meeting will be next Saturday, October 18 at the New Britain Museum.