A “Fresh and Timely” Look at American Quilts in “Fabric of a Nation”


Piece Together American History

 Credit Bisa Butler, To God and Truth (detail), 2019. Printed cotton, pieced, appliquéd, and quilted. John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund, The Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection, and Arthur Mason Knapp Fund. © Bisa Butler and Claire Oliver Gallery.

ON VIEW THROUGH JANUARY 17

Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories

Tickets are on sale for the MFA’s newest exhibition “Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories.” The exhibition upends expectations about traditional quilt displays and tells inclusive, human stories that articulate a rich story of our shared history. Made by an underrecognized diversity of artistic hands and minds from the 17th century to today, including female and male, known and unidentified, urban and rural makers; immigrants; and Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, and LGBTQIA+ Americans, the quilts on view range from family heirlooms to acts of political protest, each with its own story to tell.

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