Art Gallery of Hamilton Presents Quilts! A Gift from Carole and Howard Tanenbaum to the Textile Museum of Canada

. December 26, 2011 . 0 Comments

On view now to January 15, 2012, Quilts! A Gift from Carole and Howard Tanenbaum to the Textile Museum of Canada celebrates the donation of Carole and Howard Tanenbaum’s impressive collection of quilts to the Textile Museum of Canada in 2011. Dating primarily to the latter part of the nineteenth century, these quilts were made in the United States, Canada and England. Originally used as bedding, furnishings, as well as markers of family and community celebration, most of the quilts’ makers are unknown and their ancestry obscure. While their meaning and social messages have evolved, they continue to offer exquisite articulations of history, tradition and craftsmanship. Organized and circulated by the Textile Museum of Canada. – www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

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