Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bold Expressions - San Diego Exhibit, New Catalog!

On exhibit from May 26 through Sept. 11 at the Mingei International Museum, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park in San Diego, California is “Bold Expressions: African American Quilts from the Collection of Corrine Riley.” Riley has collected quilts for more than 35 years. This exhibit features more than 50 quilts made throughout the American south between 1910 and the 1970s, including those in the American folk art tradition and African-American quilts with improvisation and modern takes on traditional quilting patterns. The majority of quilts were created in Alabama and Texas; other quilters represented are from Mississippi, Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Indiana and Illinois. This show is curator by Christine Knoke, the Museum’s director of exhibitions.

There is a 96 page catalog that includes 50 color photos. The catalog is available via the museum's online store for $18.95.Admission to this show ranges from $3 to $7.

On June 11, 2011, the award winning Black Storytellers of San Diego, Inc. will host a program titled "Quilt Me A Story" from 7pm - 8:30pm. Tickets are on sale at the museum website. Enjoy!


Carol said...

Thanks Kyra, I live in San Diego and would have missed this if it werent't for your post. Looking forward to it.

Anonymous said...

Hello from Spain,
Thank you Kyra, I love improv quilts and never get tired of see more of them. I go for the book for now!!

Kyra said...

Carol, Lola -

Thanks for stopping by the blog. Hope you both enjoy the exhibit! Leave a note on how it goes.

Best, Kyra