Today my guest is Jennifer Swope, the David & Roberta Logie Associate Curator of Textile and Fashion Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Their latest exhibit called Fabric of a Nation - American Quilt Stories is a rich historical presentation that spans 300 years of American Quilts. And I’ll quote the website directly to share that “the remarkable examples on view are by an under recognized diversity of artistic hands and minds from the 17th century to today, including female and male, known and unidentified, urban and rural makers; immigrants; and Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, and LGBTQIA+ Americans."
The exhibition invites visitors to celebrate the artistry and intricacy of quilts and coverlets and the lives they document, while also considering the complicated legacies ingrained in the fabric of American life. I cannot even imagine the research and work involved in pulling together a project like this.
Link to The Youtube Podcast Trailer: https://youtu.be/aEoSjj2qoTI
Link to the weekly giveaway: https://kingsumo.com/g/qy1g0e/qof-episode-42-giveawayLink to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: https://mfa.org/