HNW - Baltimore Museum of Art: Field trip, anyone?

Charlene Charette charlene at
Wed Oct 15 09:35:36 PDT 1997

I'm repeating the old message for those who have joined the list and
would want to know which exhibit I'm talking about.

Karen Green wrote:

> Lo and behold, at the Baltimore Museum of Art, they have the following
> exhibit listed:
> Through FEBRUARY 15
> In Prayse of the Needle : English Needlework from the 17th-19th
> Centuries
> To coincide with A Grand Design: The Art of the Victoria and Albert
> Museum, the exhibition of major holdings from one of London's great
> museums, The Baltimore Museum of Art presents an exhibition of British
> needlework. Select objects, drawn entirely from the BMA's fine textile
> collection, include approximately two dozen embroidered works of
> primarily English origin dating from the 17th through the 19th
> centuries. Featured are examples of raised work pictures (formerly
> termed "stumpwork"), samplers, pictorial silk embroideries, and objects
> decorated with crewelwork (embroidered in woolen threads). Subject
> matters of these delicate textiles range from biblical and pastoral
> narratives to floral designs.

And then later wrote:

> You too are in luck:  the exhibit (along with the general V&A travelling
> exhibit which it accompanies) will be visiting museums in Boston,
> Toronto, Houston, and San Francisco before returning to London in
> October 1999.  :)

I checked with the Baltimore museum to find out when this was coming to
Houston.  The general V&A exhibit will be at the Houston Museum of Fine
Arts Oct 98 - Jan 99.  The needlework exhibit is *NOT* travelling with
it.  So if you're interested in this and in Baltimore...  *SIGH*

- --Charlene

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