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50. COAL STRATA

Orra White Hitchcock

Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863)

June 12, 2018–October 14, 2018

Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863) explores the confluence of art, love, science, and religion in the extraordinary art of Orra White Hitchcock, one of America’s first female scientific illustrators.

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Map Quilt

Artist unidentified

Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts

July 16, 2018–October 3, 2018

Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts is an invitation to read quilts as maps, tracing the paths of individual stories and experiences that illuminate larger historic events and cultural trends. Spanning the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries, the exhibition brings together a collection of quilts from the collection of the American Folk Art Museum that represents a range of materials, motifs, and techniques—from traditional early-American quilts to more contemporary sculptural assemblage.

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