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Exhibitions Calendar

Southeastern Region (Region VI)

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

The Region VI Exhibitions Calendar lists exhibitions of costume, lectures and workshops. Please note that dates of exhibitions may change. If no beginning date is given, the exhibition is already open.

CSA-sponsored programs in the Southeastern Region: Southeastern Region "Events, Workshops and Symposia" page

Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 814-4000

"Shaping Traditions: Folk Arts in a Changing South"

Shaping Traditions: Folks Arts in a Changing South traces the unique and evolving character of Southern folk culture through antique and contemporary artifacts and the sounds of oral and musical traditions. "The changing role of folk arts, once central to the lives of ordinary southerners, offers fresh insights into the region's social history," says exhibition curator John Burrison.

Handcrafted pottery, woodwork, basketry, weaving, quilting, and metalwork are among the 500 artifacts used to explore the lives of master folk artists. Highlighted artists include the Meaders and Hewell family pottery makers, chair-maker Walter Shelnut, Cherokee basket-maker Lucille Lossiah, the Reeves family of basket makers, story quilter Harriet Powers, and blacksmith Philip Simmons.

Birmingham Museum of Art
2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd.
(formerly 2000 8th Ave. N.)
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
(205) 254.2565

"A Stitch in Time: Southern Quilts in the African-American Tradition"
May 15 - Dec. 31, 2011

The art of quilting enjoys a long and rich heritage within African-American communities, particularly in the Deep South. Drawing from the Museum's permanent collection of American quilts-among the largest in the country-this exhibition will explore the African-American quilting tradition, from vibrant patterns to whimsical pictorials. Among the featured quilts are masterworks by Nora Ezell, Yvonne Wells, Chris Clark, and the Freedom Quilting Bee.

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

Colonial Williamsburg, VA

Online Exhibit: "Historic Threads: Three Centuries of Clothing"

The Lyceum, Alexandria's History Museum
201 South Washington Street
Alexandria, VA
(703) 838-4994

"Featured Collection Item: George Washington Needlework Sampler"

Mint Museum of Art
Charlotte, NC

"Threads of Identity: Contemporary Maya Textiles"
Jan. - Dec. 31, 2011

Maya peoples of Guatemala and southeastern Mexico are renowned for their time-honored tradition of magnificent attire. Throughout the world, clothing transforms the biological body into a socio-cultural being, integrating the person into the community. Among the Maya, dress is an outward expression of cultural pride. Dress also conveys one's place in the world, signaling social identity and geographic origin or current community.

Museum of the American Quilter's Society
Paducah, KY
(270) 442-8856

"Quilting Reinvented: Longarm Quilters of the 21st Century"
Oct. 7, 2011 - Jan. 13, 2012

The use of the longarm quilting machine has revolutionized the art of quiltmaking. See the work of top practitioners Marilyn Badger, Rene Haddadin, Richard Larson, Linda McCuean, Sharon Schamber and Linda Taylor.

Museum of Lifestyle and Fashion History
801 North Congress Avenue (inside the Boynton Beach Mall)
Suite 483
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
(561) 342-2662

"For the Love of Lilly"
Through Nov.30, 2011

More than 100 vintage Lilly Pulitzer items for women, men and children; fabrics, accessories; a limited edition Lilly juice carton and animal crackers; galoshes, cocktail trays and napkins; and photos have been provided by more than 20 collectors from throughout the USA and the State of Florida. Some collectors are from Cincinnati, Ohio; San Francisco, California; Shingle Springs, California; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Saratoga, New York; as well as from cities in Florida such as Longwood (Orlando), Safety Harbor (Tampa Bay). Wellington, West Palm Beach; Boynton Beach; Delray Beach; Highland Beach; Pompano Beach; Fort Lauderdale; Parkland and Miami. The exhibition is chronological beginning with the family history of Mrs. Lilly Pulitzer Rousseau to present day.

Virginia Quilt Museum
Harrisonburg, VA

Quilts in the Virginia Quilt Museum represent the many styles found throughout quilting history. Each quilt is an important part of our quilting heritage and each has a story to tell.

The Museum's Permanent Collection consists of over 250 quilts dating from the early nineteenth century to the twenty first century. These quilts reflect the Museum's focus on quilts of Virginia and related items that have a clear Virginia provenance or may be related to an important figure in Virginia history. The quilts include medallion styles from the early 1800s to contemporary art quilts.


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