Curator Tour of Wall Power!


Sunday, June 27

1:30pm Where



Join Laura Vookles, Chair, Curatorial Department, in the HRM galleries for a tour of Wall Power! Spectacular Quilts from the American Folk Art Museum. Quilts are America’s great art experiment: monumental compositions in color, pattern, geometry, and representation. Each work on view is a graphically striking example that embodies a sense of “wall power,” packing a tough visual punch and defying the deceptive softness of its nature.


Image: Leola Pettway (American, 1929–2010). Boykin, Alabama. Star of Bethlehem with Satellite Stars Quilt, 1991. Cotton and synthetics, 102 × 93 ½ inches. Collection American Folk Art Museum, New York. Museum purchase made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, with matching funds from The Great American Quilt Festival 3, 1991.13.4. Photographer unidentified.