Small Quilts, Big Stories – Cotuit, MA

June 5, 2024 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cahoon Museum of American Art
4676 Falmouth Road
Cotuit MA 02635
$10.00; discounts for seniors, kids, military personal, DIT benefit recipients

Cahoon Museum

June 5 – September 22, 2024
Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00am-4:00pm

This exhibition presents a selection of small quilts, including youth and doll quilts, that encompass 200 years of quilt making in America. Historic images and related objects exhibited alongside the quilts will explore the evolution of techniques and imagery, but also how quilts are cultural “windows,” that carry messages across time. Quilts hold their own particular story connected to the people who made them, and as a group document broad shifts in American culture.

The exhibition will explore these multi-faceted contexts in which quilts were made, including how small quilts reflect changes in society’s attitudes about children. Many of the quilts on view have never been publicly exhibited. The show’s curator, Julie Silber, is one of the world’s most respected American quilt experts and collectors.

Handicap accessible

Parking: Parking onsite

Food: Restaurants near by

Cahoon Museum Small Quilts, Big Stories