Sunday, November 16, 2008

gee's bend quilt exhibit

friday night my friend jenn and i went to art after 5 at the philadelphia museum of art to check out the gee's bend quilt exhibit, and of course drink some fine wine. every friday the art museum has music and food and drinks in the main stairwell area, it is always a lot of fun. since most people are there to check out the music, the galleries are practically empty. the quilt exhibit was really great, it's amazing what these women made with left-over scraps of clothing and things that we would normally throw away. i first took this picture and then got yelled at for taking pictures. aparently in the "special" exhibits no photos are allowed.

then i was yelled at again when i was pointing to a quilt and explaining to my friend how they are made. the lady thought i was touching it; i was not touching it! anyway, when we were a little further through the exhibit, i snuck another picture.
a lot of the quilts were constructed from courduroy, which i love.

i tried to take a picture of us, but it came out blurry. the only one that wasn't blurry was only 1/3 of the top of our heads.

this painting is magnificent. it's by thomas eakins.

i love the shaker and glass collections.

and degas.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I've never known anyone to be kicked out of quilting exhibit... but there's always a first time..