From matters of necessity to treasured family heirlooms and modern works of art, quilting traditions run strong in Texas. This collection includes two traveling exhibits from the Texas Quilt Museum, featuring more than 40 contemporary, artistic quilts.
"Modern Masterpieces by Texas Quilters, 1989-2010" showcases 20 works by Texas quilters, completed between 1989 and 2010. These talented makers present a variety of themes, including gardens, fishing and heavenly stars. With bold new interpretations of old favorites, the quilters in this exhibition have pushed the boundaries of Texas quilt making.
"Texas Art Quilts, 1993-2011" presents 26 works by Texas artists, completed between 1993 and 2011. Embracing both abstract and representational modes, these makers celebrate a variety of themes, including science, fantasy, political causes, and natural beauty. Employing color and pattern in painterly fashion, the artists in this exhibition demonstrate that contemporary quilt art in the Lone Star state represents a vital aspect of visual culture.
September 5-January 11