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Events on October 6, 2011
6 – 7 p.m.
Lecturer: Elizabeth Warren.
Red-and-white has been a classic color scheme for American quilts since the early nineteenth century. Warren will discuss its popularity and the different kinds of quilts that employ it, including geometric pieced quilts, traditional appliqué and "snowflake" appliqué quilts, "fund-raisers," including Red Cross quilts, and embroidered quilts. See photographs and discover background information about the "Infinite Variety" exhibition of 651 red-and-white quilts at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City this past spring. Warren is an independent curator and trustee of the American Folk Art Museum in New York.
This is a Mary Ann Butterfield Memorial Lecture
$15, $10 for MIA members; free to members of the Decorative Arts Affinity Group.
To reserve tickets, call (612) 870-6323 or reserve tickets online »
12:30 – 1 p.m.
6:30 – 7 p.m.
2 – 3 p.m.
7 – 8 p.m.
See beautifully decorated garments, feast bowls, and moccasins from North America; sculptures from the ancient ball game of Mexico; and huge gold ear spools from Peru. Explore the art of the indigenous peoples of North, Central, and South America, from ancient times to the present.