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

David & Erin Moody moody at aimnet.com
Wed Oct 15 18:26:11 PDT 1997


I was lucky enough to be in Baltimore to see the Needlework exhibit.  If
anyone wants the gory details of the exhibit (full descriptions of all the
pieces) then let me know.

Erin
moody at aimnet.com

At 11:35 AM 10/15/97 -0500, you wrote:
>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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