Perspectives: Art, Craft, Design, & the Studio Quilt


Perspectives: Art, Craft, Design, & the Studio Quilt

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Introduction

November 21, 2009 - May 9, 2010
Curated by Michael James and Sandra Sider

Quilts of 21 contemporary artists were assembled from the permanent collection of the IQSCM and complemented by several related works in various mediums owned by local collectors.

Michael James, internationally recognized quilt artist and chair of UNL's Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design and fellow fiber artist and New York City-based art critic Sandra Sider curated the exhibition and wrote the accompanying catalog (available at the museum kiosk or online) and audio tour. Works in the exhibition were from five countries and ranged from abstract ("Oil Rig" by Jo Budd, shown here) to whimsically concrete ("Lake Superior Stick Bed" by Theresa Hancock Mangat).

The contemporary studio quilt evolved from earlier quilting traditions. This exhibition highlighted how today's innovators give quilts new meanings.

Credits:
This exhibition, gallery guide, & programming were made possible through funding from Friends of Fiber Art International and the UNL Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design.


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Michael James is the chair of UNL's Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design where he also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design. He is also a renowned artist whose work has been exhibited internationally.

Dr. Sandra Sider, a New York quilt artist, has published articles and reviews concerning contemporary quilt art for nearly thirty years. She is also an independent curator, and Vice President of Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.

Download the Teacher's Guide "Educating the Quilt Artist" by Sandra Sider

Download "Visual Systems: 2-Dimensional Design in the Classroom" by Peggy Derrick


Contemporary Quiltmaking Lectures

"Quilt Surface Design Symposium: Incubating the Innovative Quilt"
Michael James
February 15, 2007
35 Minutes

The Quilt Surface Design Symposium is a two-week educational program for non-traditional quilters held each year in Columbus, Ohio.

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"Snail Trails, Broken Dishes and a Streak of Lightning: Mary Anne Jordan responds to quilts from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum"
Mary Anne Jordan
September 11, 2006
1 hour 7 minutes

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"The American Quilt and the Grammar of Two-Dimensional Design"
David Hornung
September 24, 2008
42 minutes

Hornung is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. He is a painter and one-time quiltmaker.

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"Nancy Crow: Contemporary Quiltmaking"
Nancy Crow
March 30, 2008
59 minutes

Crow describes the evolution of her work, the many inspirations she finds, and the challenges she sees ahead.

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