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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 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 dotMapping Memories: Michigan and Color Wheel of Emotions, LookOut! Gallery, Snyder-Phillips Hall, May 19 – September 19, 2014

Special Events
yellow dot Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi lecture, Thursday, October 23, 2014, 3:30p.m. (note new time). MSU Museum Auditorium. Dr. Mazloomi is an artist, author, historian, and curator acknowledged as being among the most influential African American quilt historians in the United States.  She has produced an awe inspiring body of work, much of it containing references to African American life and history, as well as harkening back to a shared African ancestry.  Widely exhibited in the United States and internationally, her quilts have been included in five exhibitions at the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery.  Her artwork can be found in numerous important museums and corporate collections, such as the Wadsworth Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, American Museum of Design, Bell Telephone, the Cleveland Clinic, and Exxon.  She has appeared on television shows such as CBS Morning Show, Reading Rainbow, The Today Show, CNN, and has been the subject of several film documentaries. Dr. Mazloomi is one of six artist commissioned to create artwork for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Museum.

In 1985 she founded the Women of Color Quilters Network, an international organization with a membership of 1700, which has been a major force in fostering the fiberart works of African American people.  Through Dr. Mazloomi’s effort WCQN members have had their quilts presented in venues such as prominent museums and galleries, and in internationally traveled exhibitions. She is a frequent consultant for art exhibitions, authors, and historians.

Please join us in October, and bring your friends. Arrive early to view the Earth Stories exhibit.

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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