"alt_quilts: Sabrina Gschwandtner, Luke Haynes and Stephen Sollins"

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Photograph: Tom Powel Imaging
Stephen Sollins, detail of Untitled (Return to Sender, after Mary Jane Smith 1865) (2010), part of "alt_quilt" at the American Folk Art Museum
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The American tradition of quilts has always had a unique tension between form and function, with the design often functioning as a secret language that in fact gave quilts a double function. This eye-opening show introduces families to three contemporary artists who use unique materials, such as Tyvek envelopes and 16mm film strips, and techniques to make the art form their own. Works from the museum's collection will provide a counterpoint to their quilts, letting museumgoers discover how the artists' work resembles but is different from the work of their predecessors. Kids may also be fascinated that while quilters was traditionally the work of women, two of the three featured artists are men. All ages.
Event phone: 212-595-9533
Event website: http://folkartmuseum.org