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Embroidered History - Stitched
Curators Passion for schoolgirl art Uplifts New Show
9, 2005, scheduled to run through 2006
Historic Deerfield is a nationally recognized museum, offering tours of 13 period houses and the Flynt Center of Early New England Life. Now also featuring the exhibition The Canton Connection: Art and Commerce of the China Trade, 1784-1860.
Edward Maeder, Director of Exhibitions and Curator of Textiles at Historic Deerfield, has a passion for needlework - and American samplers in particular.
The new exhibition
Opening Saturday, Sept. 10 at
Historic Deerfields Flynt Center of Early New
England Life, this show is the first comprehensive
presentation of the Historic Deerfield collection of
embroidered samplers and related needlework.
The show offers visitors an
opportunity to view almost 100 artifacts. A chronological
presentation of the development of school-girl needlework
from 1670 to 1830 serves as an introduction for visitors.
The gallery then proceeds to arrange works and artifacts
by themes including Marking Samplers,
Deerfield Samplers, Pictorial Mourning
Embroideries, and Coats-of-Arms.
Highlights include the works and artifacts of a mother
and daughter from Greenfield Mass., and the life-size
recreation of a mourning scene incorporating elements
from several embroideries.
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