Historical quilts at the Brooklyn Museum of Art
Last chance to see “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts”, on show in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art till 15 September 2013. The exhibition examines the impact of feminist scholarship on the ways historical quilts have been viewed, contextualised, and interpreted.
Spanning two centuries, thirty-five American and European quilts sourced from the decorative arts collection are showcased in the Museum. The most iconic quilt designs and techniques are featured including the “Garden Basket” style and “Double Wedding Band” designs. Issues are also raised in regards to the craft and handmade nature of quilting practises, such as anonymity which has affected the interpretation and reception of quilts.
“Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts is organized by Catherine Morris, Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum.