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Current exhibits at the MSU Museum

Michigan Quilt Project Showcase quilt

The MSU Museum always has on view one quilt which is displayed in a special showcase on the first floor of the museum's exhibit facility. Selections of quilts, changed approximately every three-four months, are from the museum's collections or are ones, on loan, that have been documented through the Michigan Quilt Project. Click here to see quilt currently on view.

yellow dotRuby Bridges, Brown v. Board of Education, and The Greater Lansing Sites of Conscience Project, January 20 - July 3, 2014

yellow dotEarth Stories, an exhibit by the Studio Art Quilt Associates, May 11 - November 26, 2014

yellow dotOther exhibits at the MSU Museum (not quilts)

Other quilt exhibits on the MSU Museum Campus

yellow dotRalli Quilts at the Broad Art Museum, April 25-August 31, 2014

yellow dotMapping Memories: Michigan, LookOut! Gallery, Snyder-Phillips Hall, May 19 – September 19, 2014

Don't miss this rare opportunity to visit three quilt exhibits on one beautiful campus. From May 19 – August 31, the three largest exhibits described above will be on display in 3 different buildings (MSU Museum, Broad Art Museum and Snyder-Phillips dormitory). This is a rare chance to visit great quilt exhibits and enjoy the beautiful MSU Campus. All the exhibits are free and you can eat lunch at one of the student dorms (trust me, it’s not like you remember college dorm food!) or in downtown East Lansing.  If you need help making plans, contact, Beth Donaldson at donald20@msu.edu or 517-432-3800. For a Quilter's Map including all the venues and parking options, click here. Summer is construction season, so consult this map for the latest on campus detours.

Special Events
yellow dot Marion Coleman lecture, April 24, 2014, 6p.m. MSU Museum Auditorium. Marion Coleman is a national award-winning contemporary artist who specializes in pictorial quilts on African American history and culture. Currently on view at the MSU Museum is her quilt, Ruby Bridges: What A Difference A School Makes.

MSU Museum's traveling exhibits (now traveling; not on display at the MSU Museum)

To Honor and Comfort: Native Quilting Traditions

Great Lakes Native Quilting

Michigan Quilt Project Blocks

The Mary Schafer Collection: A Legacy of Quilt History

Quilts and Human Rights

Quilting Sisters: African-American Quiltmaking in Michigan

Quilts Old and New: Reproductions from the Great Lakes Quilt Center

On-line exhibits

The Mary Schafer Collection: A Legacy of Quilt History (virtual)

Mary Schafer: Quilter, Quilt Collector, and Quilt Historian (virtual)

Quilt Treasures: Presenting Mary Schafer (virtual)

Quilts and Human Rights (virtual)

Redwork: A Textile Tradition in America (virtual)

yellow dotTo Honor and Comfort: Native Quilting Traditions (virtual)

Weavings of War (virtual)

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