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10 Aug 2019

Families and Folk Art: Quilted Stories

Quilts are America’s great art experiment: monumental compositions in color, pattern, geometry, and representation made (mostly) by women over more than three centuries. Join us to explore twenty-one striking quilts that are new to the museum’s collection. Participants will study these textile masterpieces then return to the studio to create their own artwork that tells a unique story and responds to the quilts on view.

Families and Folk Art introduces children ages 4 to 12 and their accompanying adults to folk art through interactive discussion-based tours in the galleries followed by hands-on artmaking activities inspired by objects in the museum. Space is limited; registration required. More info: 212. 265. 1040, ext. 381, or

Families and Folk Art is supported by the estate of Marlene Gordon.


Image: Amish Quilt: Sunshine and Shadow, artist unidentified, United States, 1920s, silks and wools, 83 x 75 1/2 in., Collection American Folk Art Museum, New York, gift of Karen and Werner Gundersheimer, 2018.2.6. Photo by Gavin Ashworth.

1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Free; registration required