Exhibit Opening Celebration: South Asian Seams: Quilts from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

Friday, February 27, 2015
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL

Join the Spurlock Museum staff for an evening of refreshments and gallery exploration in celebration of our spring Campbell Gallery exhibit. A performance of Indian music will be performed by Manny Bedi (tabla) and Gurinder Negi (acoustic guitar). Time: 7:00-9:00 PM. Cost: Free Admission

Exhibit Description:
Quiltmaking is an integral and vital part of South Asian culture. Much the same as here in the West, quilts serve both functional and symbolic purposes. They provide warmth as well as a comfortable place to sit; and they also commemorate special occasions and tell the stories of the lives of their makers. The seams that bring together different pieces of fabric in a quilt also represent the seams that bring together this vast region—its people, its cultures, and its shared tradition of extraordinary textiles. This exhibition is made possible through funding from the Robert and Ardis James Foundation and the Nebraska Humanities Council & Nebraska Cultural Endowment. The Spurlock Museum’s changing exhibits are made possible through a gift from Allan C. and Marlene S. Campbell and supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
The exhibit will be on display Tuesday, February 17–Saturday, August 1. The exhibit is open Museum hours: Tuesdays 12-5, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 9-5, Saturdays 10-4, and Sundays 12-4.