Johnson, Marcia
April 1996
Surface Design Journal;Spring96, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p20
Trade Publication
This article looks at the results of a 1995 survey of museums in the U.S. concerning current attitudes toward art quilts in general and specifically how museums come to exhibit and collect them. 41 museums, that represented a wide range of art interests, size and location, were surveyed. Museums' mandate vary widely in their mission. For instance, the San Francisco Craft and Art Museum's mandate is to increase the appreciation of craft and folk art. Other examples of museum mandates are given. According to the survey, several museums indicated that they will vary from their mandate if something of interest is put in their paths. The survey also found that most museums regard contemporary art quilts favorably in terms of including them in future exhibitions and collections.


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