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Jul 24, 2019
quilt with a basket like pattern in many colors with each patch of fabric used in the design a unique pattern

For a limited run of four weeks, experience a special kind of folk art made (mostly) by women for more than three centuries: quilts! Opening on Tuesday, August 6, a quilt-centric exhibit at the American Folk Art Museum will showcase monumental compositions in color, pattern, geometry, and representation through a curated quilt collection gifted by a couple who scoured the United States over decades to collect them. The American Folk Art Museum has been at the forefront of the movement to bring recognition to quilts as a major art form with deep roots in American life and experience. The museum's collection is especially distinctive for unique, highly individualized expressions in this medium and is likewise renowned for its in-depth holdings of Amish quilts, whitework textiles, double wedding ring, appliqué quilts, and more. 

The exhibit will run through Sunday, September 1. The American Folk Art Museum is located at 2 Lincoln Square on Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets. Admission to the museum is free. Click here for more information

Photo credit: Gavin Ashworth, American Folk Art Museum