Keeping Busy: Five Contemporary Artists Respond to Henrietta Lambie’s Mourning Quilt c.1884
February 12–March 6, 2016 at Historic Northampton Museum, 46 Bridge St, Northampton, MA
Henrietta Lambie, a Northampton resident, started a crazy quilt in 1884, at the height of the American crazy quilt “craze.” Her quilt was made as a memorial to the two young children she lost in 1884, the first before she started the quilt and the second soon after.
Keeping Busy includes the original artwork of five contemporary artists with varied approaches to textile art and a shared interest in history and women’s stories. Each artist has created new work in response to Lambie’s mourning quilt, which was also on display in the gallery. An exhibition catalog, including statements from the curator and artists, was be available at the opening.
Download the exhibition catalog [PDF], designed by Trevor Powers.
- Hampshire College Institute for Curatorial Practice: Keeping Busy Review
- Daily Collegian: Keeping Busy exhibition deconstructs domestic stereotypes