Thursday January 26, 2017
2017 Fleischman Lecture: From Bed to Wall: Quilts as Art
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Following the opening of Sewn Together: Two Centuries of Alabama Quilts, Jennifer Swope will explore the work of Alabama and other American quilters in the context of their transformation from bed covers to art. Drawing upon her recent exhibition and catalog Quilts and Color, the Pilgrim/Roy Collection, Swope will discuss the Alabama quilts on view, examining how these treasured textiles relate to the growing quilt collection in the David and Roberta Logie Department of Textiles and Fashion at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
The Fleischman Lecture Series is sponsored by the Carolyn and Winton Blount Endowment in honor of Larry Fleischman, a dynamic specialist and leader in the field of American art. As president of Kennedy Galleries of New York, Fleischman played a role in many innovative ventures, raising international awareness of issues concerning American art. He served as a member of the Fine Arts Advisory Committee of the White House, co-founded the Archives of American Art (now part of the Smithsonian), and founded and published The American Art Journal. During the 1950s, along with his wife, Mr. Fleischman amassed one of the nation’s earliest collections of significant American art.