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Univ. of Nebraska museum to exhibit Colonial Revival quilts
|Written by Museum PR|
|Monday, 03 December 2012 14:53|
The newest exhibit at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, “Perfecting the Past: Colonial Revival Quilts,” explores a movement from 1880-1940, when Americans looked to antique objects for inspiration and used patterns from newspapers.The exhibit, which will be on display in the museum's Peg Coryell Gallery, will open on Friday, Dec. 7 and run through Sept. 1, 2013. The museum is located at 1523 N. 33rd St. on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus.
Long before Pinterest or Martha Stewart, the DIY culture thrived in the United States, said Jonathan Gregory, assistant curator of exhibitions.
“One way Americans dealt with the changes was looking to the past. They developed nostalgia for the time before industrialization and the Civil War and borrowed from its architecture, interiors and hand-crafts,” Gregory said.
The exhibition features quilts and other domestic artifacts, such as flatware and porcelain tableware, representative of the movement.
Funding support for this exhibition comes from the Nebraska Arts Council, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment and the Friends of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum.
Audiences can take their first peek of this exhibition on Dec. 7 during First Friday Artwalk. The museum galleries will be open to the public for free from 4:30-7 p.m. In addition to celebrating the exhibition’s grand opening, pianist Angela McLean will perform selections from her holiday CD. Activities will be available for children.
Lectures and public programming will be held in conjunction with the exhibition during its run. The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday from 1-3 p.m., and admission is $6.
The International Quilt Study Center and Museum is the home of the largest publicly held quilt collection in the world. Established in 1997, the center opened a new museum in 2008. The privately funded, environmentally sustainable museum houses more than 4,000 quilts, state-of-the-art research and storage space and spacious galleries. The center’s mission to collect, preserve, study, exhibit and promote discovery of quilts and quiltmaking traditions from many cultures, countries and times. Visit www.quiltstudy.org.
The International Quilt Study Center is an academic program of the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design in the UNL College of Education and Human Sciences. For information on this and other programs, log on to www.unl.edu.
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|Last Updated on Monday, 03 December 2012 15:17|