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.
Ruby Bridges, Brown v. Board of Education, and The Greater Lansing Sites of Conscience Project, January 20 - July 3, 2014
Earth Stories, an exhibit by the Studio Art Quilt Associates, May 11 - November 26, 2014
Other exhibits at the MSU Museum (not quilts)
quilt exhibits on the MSU Museum Campus
Ralli Quilts at the Broad Art Museum, April 25-August 31, 2014
Mapping Memories: Michigan and Color Wheel of Emotions, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi lecture, Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6p.m. 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.
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
Mary Schafer Collection: A Legacy of Quilt History
Schafer: Quilter, Quilt Collector, and Quilt Historian
Treasures: Presenting Mary Schafer (virtual)
and Human Rights (virtual)
A Textile Tradition in America
To Honor and Comfort: Native Quilting Traditions (virtual)
of War (virtual)