Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Upcoming Course Opportunity

We wanted to share an upcoming learning opportunity for University of Nebraska-Lincoln students. This summer, Curator of Exhibitions Marin Hanson will teach "Asian Patchwork and Quilting: Folk Art/Religious Art" (TMFD 490/890) June 24-28.

This one-credit course will introduce participants to various patchwork and quilting traditions from a range of Asian regions, including South Asia (India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh), East Asia (China, Japan, and Korea) and Central Asia. 

Students will have the opportunity to examine objects in the collections of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum that are from each of these regions and will learn about their significance, particularly as examples of folk art (in contrast to higher-status crafts) and religious art. 

The course will emphasize the search for continuities and differences between the patchwork and quilting arts of these distinct but contiguous regions.

Click here for more information about this course and how to register for it.

We hope we will see you in class this summer.

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