The Baltimore Album Quilt Tradition at the Maryland Historical Society
The Baltimore Album Quilt Tradition an Exhibition, Catalog, and Public Programs
June 16 - September 9, 2001
The Maryland Historical Society
201 W. Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
The Maryland Historical Society (MHS) announces a major new exhibition, The Baltimore Album Quilt Tradition, which will be held from June 16 through September 9, 2001 at the MHS. A catalog by the same name, published in North America by The Press at the Maryland Historical Society, is now available for purchase. There will also be an on-line exhibition of a selection of the quilts being shown in Baltimore on the MHS's website at www.mdhs.org beginning in mid-April, 2001.
The Baltimore Album Quilt Tradition exhibition includes more than forty Maryland quilts from the MHS, the Lovely Lane Museum, and private collections and demonstrate the entire history of the album quilt tradition. They range from early 19th-century broderie perse (chintz appliqué) through later 19th- and 20th-century quilts that evolved from the Baltimore album tradition. The exhibition will also include paintings and decorative arts from the MHS's that illustrate the origins of some of the patterns and motifs found in the album quilts.
The catalog, The Baltimore Album Quilt Tradition, written by exhibition curator and Deputy Director for the Museum, Nancy Davis, is published in both English and Japanese. The catalog is available for $37.50 on MHS's website at www.mdhs.org or by calling The Press at the Maryland Historical Society at (410) 685-3750, ext. 317.
Every Sunday, throughout the length of the exhibition, the MHS will offer free educational programs related to The Baltimore Album Quilt Tradition. A complete calendar of public programs will be available in March and members of the public should check the MHS website or call (410) 685-3750, ext. 321 to receive information about these programs.
The MHS is open:
Tues. - Fri. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
the first Thurs. of every month from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun.from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission to The Baltimore Album Quilt Tradition (Tuesday - Sunday)
General admission, $4
Seniors, students with valid I.D. and children 13-17, $3
Members and children 12 and under, Free
The first Thursday of the month from 5-8 p.m., Free
Special family rate for two adults and up to three children, 18 years and younger, $12
Special group tour rates and opportunities are available.
Please call the MHS Box Office at (410) 685-3750, ext. 321 or visit the website at www.mdhs.org for information.
Maryland Historical Society
201 West Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
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