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The Newark Museum of Art : Four Quiltmakers, Four American Stories: March 19, 2020 – February 14, 2021
October 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until February 14, 2021
2nd Floor, North Wing
This installation features quilts made between 1864 to 2010 from the Museum’s Decorative Arts collection.
Quiltmakers, working alone or together, tell stories by assembling and stitching fabric into layered images that warm loved ones, decorate beds or hang on walls. Each quilt is as unique as its maker or group of makers, whether replicating traditional patterns or creating new designs. The materials–new, store-bought fabric, recycled scraps from old clothing, or second-hand textiles – as well as the images are themselves thoughtful choices that add meaning to the stories.
Luke Haynes, America in Context #3: American Gothic, 2010. Seattle, Washington.
Pieced and appliqued cotton and polyester, 93 x 94 in.
Purchase 2012 W. Clark Symington Bequest Fund, Felix Fuld Bequest Fund, John J. O’Neill Bequest Fund, and Emma Fantone Endowment Fund 2012.16
About this Event
Member-only days: Thursday, November 5 and Friday, November 6
Member-only hours: Saturday, November 7 10am-12pm and Sunday, November 8 10am-12pm
Admission is Pay As You Wish through the end of the year. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. Advance reservation required. Select a timed-ticket from the “Select a Date” options. You may arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to your ticket-time and no later than 30 minutes past your ticket-time. Late arrivals may not be accommodated.
Numerous safety measures will be in place for the reopening, including mandatory attendance limits of 25 percent capacity and strict physical distancing measures that adhere to local, state and federal guidelines. Each guest’s temperature will be checked at the door and hand sanitization stations will be located throughout the facility for visitor use. All visitors 2 years and older are required to wear face coverings throughout the museum. Visitors will also be asked to submit a contact tracing form upon arrival.
Due to their limited size, certain galleries of the Museum will remain closed through the end of the year, including the Ballantine House, Dynamic Earth, the Planetarium and the MAKERSpace. Coat check will also remain closed through the end of the year. Please no luggage, large bags, long umbrellas, or other oversized items.