Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Homefront & Battlefield Exhibit in Lowell


Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War
is opening at the American Textile History Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts, this weekend.
The show will be up from June 30, 2012 – November 25, 2012


The exhibit is curated by Madelyn Shaw and Lynne Bassett.
From the ATHM website:
Homefront & Battlefield will use quilts, textiles, clothing, and other artifacts to connect deeply moving and insightful personal stories (private memory) about the war, its causes, and its aftermath with the broader national context (public history). Textiles were integral to the Civil War—physically, economically, ideologically, and emotionally—and linked soldiers and civilians. The exhibition and book build on recent scholarship in social and economic history to tell of the events that led to the war, the stories of men and women affected by the Civil War, and the opportunities and challenges that followed it.

The curators will be giving a talk and signing books on
Sunday, September 16, 2012
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
                   
The catalog, published by ATHM, has been scheduled for publication June 1, 2012. Look for  Homefront and Battlefield: Quilts and Context in the Civil War by Madelyn Shaw and Lynne Zacek Bassett.    
See the ATHM website here:

 

4 comments:

WoolenSails said...

I would love to get up there and see the show. When we head that way, we always stop at the quilted crow and it is not that much further;)

Debbie

suzanne said...

Thank you for this information. I tried to find the book, but gather that it isn't available yet? Looking forward to both the exhibit and the book.

Chez Cassidy said...

The book is currently available through the museum. You can email sprice@athm.org or call Sandra Price at 978-441-0400. Quite a bargain at $39.99.

beanbags said...

If I were near you I would come visit your show in a heart beat. Sadly, I'm thousand if miles away from you. Wish you luck on your show.