Geometry Amish Quilts
In the Neutrogena Wing
March 3, 2013-September 2, 2013
The exhibition explores the aesthetics of Amish quilts by
considering what the quilting tradition grew out of and
how they changed in a changing world. Approximately 35 quilts
from the museum and local collectors' collections illustrate
religious proscriptions, westward migration, and interaction
with 'English' neighbors. (Photo, right: Diamond in square,
Lancaster Co. PA, c. 1925, gift of Stuart and Cindy Hodosh)
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PAST EXHIBITIONS IN THE COTSEN GALLERY
Young Brides, Old Treasures: Macedonian Embroidered
In the Cotsen Gallery Saturday October 1, 2011 to January
the mid-twentieth century, Macedonian women wove, embroidered,
and wore magnificent ensembles of dress that indicated to
a knowing eye what village and region they came from and
where they were in the cycle of life. From puberty through
betrothal, marriage, child bearing, and old age, dress changed
to reflect status change. The Museum collection dates primarily
from 1890 to 1920 with some later pieces from the 1950s.
The Collection has been completed with a large donation
from the Macedonian
Arts Council» so that it is today the largest
and most comprehensive museum collection in the United States.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog of the same name,
and closes January 6, 2013. (Photo: Detail, Wedding
dress. Miyak, Smilevo, Demir Hisar municipality, c. 1900.
Wool, cotton, silk, metallic thread, metal, glass beads,
plastic. The Ronald Wixman/Steven Glaser Collection. Photography
by Addison Doty.) This exhibition is scheduled
to travel, click here for details.
exhibition Material World: Textiles & Dress from
the Collection was accompanied by a richly illustrated
catalogue authored by exhibition curator Bobbie Sumberg.
The catalog divides the textile and costume collection into
two categories, textiles and dress, and into several subcategories:
Textiles for the bed; for the dwelling; for the church,
temple, or ceremony; and, decorative pieces such as samplers.
Dress is divided into headwear, outerwear, footwear, accessories,
ceremonial, and complete ensembles. Textiles Collection
of the Museum of International Folk Art. Call 505
992-2611 to order or
shop on-line at worldfolkart.org»
FEATURING THE NEUTROGENA COLLECTION
inaugural exhibition, The Extraordinary in the Ordinary, was co-curated
by donor Lloyd Cotsen and independent curator Mary Hunt Kahlenberg. The exhibition
and new wing opened in August 1998. A catalogue on the collection, The Extraordinary
in the Ordinary has been published by Harry N. Abrams Inc. Essays focus on
various aspects of world traditions in Africa, Asia and the Americas, with topics
ranging from ceremonial cloths of the Congo, to court robes of China, and to Venetian
gondola prows. (Photograph right by Kitty Leaken, installation of The
Extraordinary in the Ordinary)
The second exhibition drawn from the collection opened in the Summer of 2000.
Curiouser and Curiouser:
A Walk Through The Looking-Glass presents
objects in a setting inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland and
Through the Looking Glass. The Curator and Exhibition Designer collaborated
to display objects in ways that challenged visitor's perceptions. For example,
one room is a library of giant-sized books (photograph Curiouser & Curiouser
exhibition by Paul Smutko, right) to invite visitors to leaf through textile
"books". Innovative theatrical lighting and other techniques delighted
children, and the young at heart. Museum educators collaborated with the Santa
Fe Public Library in presenting summer reading programs, Read 'Round The World
(Summer 2000) and Once Upon A Planet (Summer 2001). School age students
participating in the program had art and writing workshops at the museum and at
the libraries. The Summer Reading program was highlighted with Museum program
with play & puppet performances, all ages art activities, and readings by
the participants themselves. The exhibition closed March 30, 2002.
third exhibition drawn exclusively from the collection was Gathering Threads:
The Heart of the Neutrogena Collection. The exhibition showcased the variety
and range of human ingenuity and ability, which extends across cultures and time,
all within the medium of textiles. Textiles have the ability to connect us- they
are the common ground upon which we all stand (or sleep under, or wrap ourselves
in). When these connections become visible, we can begin to understand how we
are all part of the global community, linked by a common thread.