Saturday, February 16, 2008

Art-quality quilts on display in three states

According to an article in the Cincinnati Enquirer, "Art-quality quilts," this winter, three quilt exhibitions offer ample evidence that the imagery on quilts can equal any work of fine art, whether it is a colonial quilt from Connecticut, a modern quilt from Alabama, or a contemporary quilt from Ohio. "Eye-popping geometrics that rival op art paintings. Sweet scenes of childhood that look as if they came from a richly illustrated picture book. Painterly narratives that explore family history." The article provides some interesting historical background as well as details of each exhibit. The times and places are as follows:

Quilting African American Women's History, runs March 8 to November 8, 2008 at the National Afro-American Museum in Wilberforce, Ohio.

Masterpiece Quilts from the Shelburne Museum, runs February 16 through June 1, 2008 at the Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH.

Gee's Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt, runs January 2 through March 23, 2008 at the Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. Third St., Louisville, KY.

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