Hi Modern Quilters!
Some of our members have been discussing having a small challenge where we choose a piece of modern art and then make a quilt based on the art- no deadlines at this point, no pressure, just an idea to get our creativity flowing. Frederick has organized a Museum Meetup at the National Gallery of Art for anyone who would like to come and view the collections together- whether or not you are interested in joining the challenge!
Here's what Frederick had to say:
Friday May 17th, we'll meet at the ground floor information desk of the East Wing National
Gallery of Art for the 11:30 tour of the 1900 to present collection.
This is going to be fun. The docent walks you through stopping at
important paintings giving an overview of the various movements in the
modern art history of the last 100 years. We can then go back and look
at things we wanted to see better or make notes on.
I took my own tour of the most recent work that is housed on the lower
level a few weeks back and really got some perspective on how it can be
seen to influence or reflect quilts. I would like to have lunch
afterwards with anyone who is interested. There is so much to see at NGA
it's nice to have a break and I think we would benefit having a post
tour discussion of our impressions.
If you get there late ask where the tour goes and see if you can catch
up to us on the tour. It lasts about an hour I think moving through
galleries on the top floor and then down to the lower level of the East
We're hoping that some of you who work in the city might be able to join us on a long lunch, and those who are home with children are welcome to bring them along!
If you think you might come, let us know by commenting on this post, sending an email to dcmodquilts at gmail dot com, or joining in the discussion on Flickr.
Hope to see you there!