Crazy quilts were made by fashionable women in the 1880s and early 1890s in the United States. They were a unique style of quilt that broke dramatically from the structured patchwork quilts of the preceding years and were reflective of the period’s decorative art trends. A guided tour will examine the intricate features of these embellished quilts and consider how the crazy quilt aesthetic influenced fashion of subsequent eras. Additional galleries may be visited to explore visual connections.
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City as Canvas: New York City Graffiti from the 70s & 80s
Step onto the streets of New York City and experience one of the greatest collections of early graffiti art in City as Canvas: New York City Graffiti from the 70s & 80s.
Crazy Quilts: Stitching Memories
Crazy quilts, made by women as a leisurely pursuit and used as decorative parlor throws, were extremely popular throughout the United States in the 1880s and 1890s.
Hiroshige: Famous Views in the 60-Odd Provinces
Take a journey with renowned Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige through his breathtaking landscape paintings of the 66 provinces of Japan.
Mastering Materials: Rare Objects from the IMA’s Asian Collection
This exhibition features groupings of intricate artworks masterfully created from a wide array of materials.
Portraits of Our City
Portraits of Our City features hundreds of black and white photographs of local residents and invites the community to discover human connections through people and place.
Watercolor Society of Indiana – 2017 Annual Exhibition
The Watercolor Society of Indiana presents the 35th annual juried exhibition of paintings featuring works in a variety of styles.
Workshop: Evergreen Wreath Making
Using a mix of fresh, fragrant greens, make your own evergreen wreath in this workshop with Greenhouse Manager Sue Nord Peiffer.
Yoga at Newfields
Start your weekend relaxing with yoga on the beautiful Newfields campus, while surrounded by inspiring art and nature.
Chemistry of Color
Chemistry of Color charts the relationship between chemistry and art over a period of more than 4,500 years.