A Rare Occurrence

On August 21, Lincoln will experience its first total eclipse in recorded history. While solar eclipses occur about once every 18 months, they are typically only seen in a specific area once every 375 years. To celebrate this moment, the International Quilt Study Center & Museum will open a special pop-up exhibition of quilts August 18-20 in the Dillow Conservation Workroom.

The nine quilts on display consist of traditional American, studio art and international pieces. This will include an indigo Rising Sun pattern made circa 1840-1860 in Ohio and two dated historical pieces—Stars and Comet and Rainbow Quilt—both made in 1892 in Pennsylvania. There will also be a Godhari from Maharashtra, India, and art quilts by Jean Ray Laury, Olga Prins Lukowski and Terrie Hancock Mangat.

Curated by Jamie Swartz and Sarah Forrest Walcott

Click on the images below to view the quilts and read the accompanying labels.

This special exhibit will be available for viewing free with admission from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. August 18-19 and 1-4 p.m. August 20. To learn more about other local events celebrating the eclipse, read this article from the Lincoln Journal Star.