Spring 2019 Exhibits
The Texas Quilt Museum continues its mission to bring amazing antique and contemporary quilt art to the public with four spring exhibits. This collection represents perhaps the widest variety of works on display at the same time since the Museum’s 2011 opening. The spring exhibits will run March 21-June 23, 2019 (exceptions noted below).
Southern Charm—Gallery I
Wagon Wheels (70” x 82”), artist unknown; design source DL Miller. From the exhibit Southern Charm.These 25 antique quilts are chiefly from the collection of Mary W. Kerr. Her new book is Southern Quilts: Celebrating Traditions, History, and Designs (Schiffer). “Kerr’s book celebrates this distinctive regional style, from delightful southern florals to intricately pieced beauties,” says Museum Curator Dr. Sandra Sider.
See how the south’s quilting traditions developed among all socioeconomic levels, and in people from the African-American, Scots-Irish, and German communities. Kerr will give a free lecture on May 18 at 3 pm. This exhibit is partially sponsored by Gene Reynolds & Associates.
Fabric of Memory—Gallery II
One Suitcase (24” x 18”) by Carol Kolf. From the exhibit Fabric of Memory.This exhibit comes to the Museum from the permanent collection of the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center in Wyoming. A total of 23 quilts commemorate the courage of Japanese-American citizens imprisoned at a remote internment center during World War II.
The imagery ranges from abstract landscapes to realistic depictions of family life, with one quilt by a childhood resident of the camp. Dr. Sider remarks, “This thoughtful collection of art quilts concerns family, perseverance, and patriotism.”
Walk on the Wild Side with Danny Amazonas
(April 18-June 9)
Ready (34” x 26”) by Danny Amazonas. From the exhibit Walk on the Wild Side with Danny Amazonas.In another 15 works, Taiwanese artist Danny Amazonas showcases amazing and monumental art quilts created with freehand patchwork, an exacting process of fusing many-colored fragments. His work is unique and known for its bold hues and multi-faceted designs. An educational monograph detailing more of Amazonas’ life and work with photos will be available for purchase in the Museum gift shop. Amazonas will give a free lecture on April 20 at 3 pm.
This exhibit is made possible through the support of the Taiwan Academy, The Ministry of Culture-Republic of China (Taiwan), and the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office/Houston.
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