Quilts Exhibition Tour featuring “Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection”
Inspired by our recent series, Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics, we here at Kansas City PBS searched for quilt collections — in their varied techniques, narratives and beauty — to share with you. We found it at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Join us for a special opportunity to view a world-class textile collection, which currently features the exhibit, Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection. The museum also boasts three carefully curated exhibition galleries and state-of-the-art storage for quilt textiles. We’ll enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum’s textile collection and its preservation methods.
Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your ticket to explore this special collection of quilts and textile art! Or make your contribution for the complete 9-part series of Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics in DVD format.
Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection (January 19-May 13, 2018)
Prolific film-maker and documentarian Ken Burns loves antique American quilts. Displayed alongside eloquent, anecdotal thoughts about quilts, collecting, art and authenticity, Burns’ quilts function as his films do: they spark dialogue and remind us—he hopes—of our shared humanity.
Current exhibitions tour with IQSCM docent
Behind the Scenes tour led by an IQSCM professional staff member. Includes viewing of at least six special pieces displayed in the collections workroom and/or collections storage area, a brief presentation about how we care for our collection and questions and answers with the staff member.
Kansas City PBS has organized this event in partnership with International Quilt Study Center & Museum.