Tuesday 13 April 2010

On-Line Sampler and Needlework Collection at the American Folk Art Museum - and More!

I picked up news from Art Daily about an upcoming exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum and went to check it out - and I was knocked over by what I found - a wonderful, inspiring, on-line collection of samplers and quilts! For quilt lovers there will be a book of the quilts in the American Folk Art Museum coming out in October 2010.

And when you go to look, don't leave before checking out the Early Works on Paper too as they are just wonderful, like this portrait of Laedy Washington. I was also intrigued by the image of Solomon's Temple which occurs on many English samplers. So make a big pot of tea of coffee and click here to see more - you are in for a real treat.

Mustn't forget the exhibition! Women Only: Folk Art by Female Hands which is on until 12 September 2010. Click here for more details.


  1. I went to the American Folk Art Museum in January 2010. It is a lovely little museum, but I was disappointed that although they have many textiles in their collection, there were only a few (I think three) on display in January. Still, I enjoyed my visit, and their cafe was quite nice as well. Again, small, but high quality.

    Note that they have two locations: 53rd Street is the main one and charges admission; there is another across from Lincoln Center that is free. I did not get a chance to go there.

  2. Thank you very much for that useful information. Yes, it is a pity that museums don't show many textiles - I guess there may be more around with the exhibition. But at least we can look at some of the collection in the virtual world.