Exhibition: Old World Quilts

Name of Organization

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Type of Organization

Higher Education (university, college, community college, etc.)

Date(s)

Monday, November 18, 2019 to Friday, November 22, 2019

City

Lincoln

Location (i.e. library or community center)

International Quilt Museum, 1523 N. 33rd St, Lincoln, NE

Description (no more than 300 words)

Old World Quilts transports us to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, an age of burgeoning global commerce and cultural exchange. Here you will view some of the earliest textiles from the International Quilt Museum's collection. In this era, Europe's desire for goods from unfamiliar, "exotic" Asian cultures led to unprecedented growth in overseas trade, which also fueled a boom in domestic manufacturing and fed a growing consumer mentality. The introduction of novel production techniques and materials, as well as the development of hybrid designs and aesthetic approaches, resulted in textile designs that are still relevant in our lives today.

Contact Name

Courtney Van Hoosen

Title

Outreach Officer

E-Mail Address

cvanhoosen2@unl.edu

Website

https://globalnebraska.unl.edu/international-education-week

Country/State

Nebraska

Event Access

Free and Open to the Public.