Putting quilts on art museum walls helped people see them differently
. . . the year in which the exhibition Abstract Design in American Quilts debuted at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art. But The 1971 Story does not simply focus on the Whitney’s history-making exhibition, nor is it confined to 1971. It also sets the scene for the Whitney exhibition by looking at the entire era's social and cultural contexts and it outlines events and movements that were influenced by or resulted from the success of Abstract Design in American Quilts. The 1971 Story is about a pivotal period, when quilts burst onto a national and international stage.
Come explore this significant era of quiltmaking and quilt history.