Special Programs and Events:
April | May | June | July | August | September | October
|2 - Sunday
||"Meet the Curators" gallery tour **
||2:00 p.m., MSU Museum Main Gallery
Join curatorial staff on a tour of exhibit and learn stories about
the development of the exhibit and the quilters who are included
||In-gallery interpreters **
||1:00 - 3:00 p.m., MSU Museum Main Gallery
Join individuals knowledgeable about the exhibit who will give
mini-tours and be on hand to answer questions.
||Native Quilting: A Video Festival **
||2:00 - 4 p.m., MSU Museum Auditorium
View three recently-produced videos on how quilts are used in
different Native communities: "Hopi Quilts" (focusing on quilts
in a baby naming ceremony), "Montana High School Basketball Tournament
Star Quilt Ceremony" (featuring an honoring ceremony held annually
by Assiniboine and Sioux), and "Takini: A Week to Remember" (reporting
on a Sioux high school-based AIDS education and NAMES quilt project).
- Interpreters will be in the galleries from April 19 - June 7 from 1 -3 p.m.
on Sundays and from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays
and Fridays. A Revised summer and early fall schedule will be
announced later. For more information about the interpreters'
schedule, call Judy Smyth at 517-432-1472
- Guided tours of the general MSU Museum exhibits can be scheduled. For more
information, call the MSU Museum Store @ 517-355-2373
- ** Selected programs are coordinated with the Greater Lansing area's "FIRST SUNDAY
Gallery Walks." Regional museums, galleries, and other cultural
organizations join with area businesses to provide a variety of
special activities for all ages.
- Unless otherwise indicated, all events are free and open to the
general public. Handicapper accommodations may be requested by calling the museum
at 517-355-2370 during business hours at least 10 days in advance
to ensure sufficient time to make arrangements. Requests received
without advance notice will be met when possible.
- For more information on public programs or the exhibition, please
contact: Stefanie Muscat @ 517-432-3357 weekdays; Museum Store @ 517-355-2373
- Sponsors of the exhibition are: Metropolitan Life Foundation and National Endowment for the
Arts with additional support from Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine
Company, and the Special Exhibition Fund, Smithsonian Institution.
- Sponsors of the public programs are: National Endowment for the Arts, Michigan Council for Arts and
Cultural Affairs, Michigan Humanities Council, The Saginaw Chippewa
Indian Tribe, Jeffrey and Kitty Cole, Country Stitches, and the
following MSU units: MSU All-University Research Initiation Grant,
Office of the Provost, Department of Art, Department of English,
Canadian Studies Program, Native American Institute, Office of
Minority Student Affairs, Office of Governmental Affairs, MSU
Museum Associates, Integrative Studies in Arts and Humanities,
CISAH/Writing America Series, NAISO, and EAGLE.