Through July 28: Woven Histories: Textiles and Modern Abstraction
National Gallery of ArtWoven Histories: Textiles and Modern AbstractionThrough July 28, 2024Washington, D.C.In the 20th century, textiles have often been considered lesser—as applied art, women’s work, or domestic craft. Woven Histories challenges the hierarchies that often separate textiles from fine arts. The...
Through Sept. 2: Patterns and Paradox: The Quilts of Amish Women
Smithsonian American Art MuseumPatterns and Paradox: The Quilts of Amish WomenMarch 28 – September 02, 2024Washington D.C.In the late nineteenth century, Amish women adopted an art form already established within the larger American culture and made it distinctly their own....
Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts Exhibit
Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts invites viewers to read quilts as maps  that give shape to our world. Spanning the 19th to the 21st centuries, the exhibition brings together 18 quilts from the collection of the American Folk Art Museum, New York, representing a range of materials, motifs and techniques. Like a roadmap, these unique works offer a path to a deeper understanding of the American cultural fabric.
Tane, Mexico's Most Prestigious Jewelry Firm
On a recent trip to Mexico, I was lucky enough to come upon a cache of silver jewelry by Tane, Mexico's most prestigious jewelry firm. 
Highlights from "What That Quilt Knows About Me" Exhibit
In March 2023, we showed a  preview of the Museum of American Folk Art's exhibit "What That Quilt Knows About Me." The exhibit focuses on the relationship between the textiles and their makers. They range from traditional to outlandish. The...