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82 Quilts from former Esprit Collection featured in ART OF THE QUILT
Preview Reception & Dinner March 13; Public Exhibition March 14-18, 2012
For the very first time since this collection made its public debut in 1990 at theFine Arts Museum of San Francisco, visitors will experience ALL 82 historic masterworks of American quilt making selected from the world renowned Esprit Collection of Amish quilts. These superb works, acknowledged masterpieces of design and needlework, were made between 1870 and 1950 by the Amish women in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The exhibition will be presented in the Beaux-Arts inspired Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum, 37 North Market Street Lancaster PA, for one week only—March 13-18, 2012.
A preview reception of this weeklong exhibit will be held Tuesday, March 13, beginning at 5pm. The historic evening promises a fabulous reception with hors d´oeuvres and signature drinks in the lobby followed by guided tours of the exhibition. Limited seating is also available for an exclusive evening dinner with original Esprit curator, Julie Silber, one of the world’s most respected quilt experts. Dinner begins at 7:30pm. CLICK HERE FOR THE MENU artofthequilt menu
Public exhibit admission and curatorial tours will be available at the museum Wednesday through Sunday March 14-18, during the week that American Quilter’s Society hosts its annual show at the Lancaster County Convention Center—just one block away. LANCASTER QUILT & TEXTILE MUSEUM exhibit hours will be 9am to 7pm Wednesday through Saturday, and Noon to 5pm on Sunday. An eclectic array of live music will highlight the museum’s exhibit experience during evenings and Sunday afternoon. Thursday evening admission also includes a reception with Lancaster County’s Bed & Breakfast community.
ART OF THE QUILT at the Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum will be presented by WILLOW VALLEY RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES. Proceeds from this special full-collection exhibit will benefit “SAVE LANCASTER’S QUILTS: Preservation for Today & Tomorrow,” a campaign for the care of the museum’s quilt collection and an endowment with the Lancaster County Community Foundation that will assist in providing a home for the artifacts in Lancaster County.
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