Member Preview Day: “Workt by Hand”

Visit NMWA as we showcase 18th–20th-century quilts from the Brooklyn Museum’s renowned decorative arts collection.

“Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts breaks new ground by examining 35 quilts through the lens of contemporary feminist theory. Revealing this medium’s shifting cultural status, the exhibition explores issues of anonymity versus authorship and fine art versus craft. “Workt by Hand” presents examples of iconic quilt designs and techniques while providing new insights into the different interpretive methods used to understand historical quilts.

Free admission for members (with a current membership card) and one guest. There will be gallery talks throughout the day as well as a special lunchtime lecture by DAR Museum Curator of Costumes and Textiles Alden O’Brien. Members receive double discounts (20%) in the Museum Shop and Mezzanine Café.

GALLERY TALKS SCHEDULE:

10:30     “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts
11:00   General Collection Tour
11:30   “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts
12:00   Lecture by Alden O’Brien, DAR Museum Curator
1:00    General Collection Tour
1:30   “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts
2:00   General Collection Tour
2:30   “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts