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American Quilts from the MSU Museum

Special Traveling Exhibit
Exhibit Tours Cities in Japan Through 2003

Image of The MSU Museum's Pinwheel Crazy Quilt, ca. 1865, by Edna Freshour, Hillsdale County, MichThe exhibition draws from 60 quilts from the MSU Museum's Great Lakes Quilt Center, which houses a collection of more than 500 historic and contemporary quilts. "American Quilts from the Michigan State University Museum" is funded by Kokusai Art of Tokyo, one of Japan's leading developers of exhibitions. The MSU Museum joins a select set of institutions whose noted American quilt collections have been showcased in Japan by Kokusai, including the Maryland Historical Society and the University of Kansas Sheldon Art Museum. In each case, Kokusai publishes an accompanying exhibition catalogue in Japanese and English; and the MSU Museum catalogue is now in translation.

Photo: The MSU Museum's Pinwheel Crazy Quilt, ca. 1865, by Edna Freshour, Hillsdale County, Mich., seen at right, became the basis for many of advertisements promoting the MSU Museum exhibit.