QUILT DISPLAY – The MSU Museum, a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, will have a quilt display in the Main Gallery Sept. 27, 2015 through April 30, 2016, with the opening reception 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27. Shown is a circa 1940 bed cover.
In southwest China, traditional bed coverings and other household items have often been, like American quilts, made of small pieces of fabric that are patched and appliquéd together to form artistic, functional textiles. A bi-national consortium of American and Chinese museums, led by the MSU Museum and the Yunnan Nationalities Museum (Kunming), has fostered an effort to document this textile tradition and, at the same time, advance an understanding of the intangible and tangible cultural heritage of China.
“A ground-breaking exhibition on this art will have its world debut at the Michigan State University Museum after which it will tour nationally. Join us for the Mid-Autumn Festival at the MSU Museum.
“This traditional celebration of the harvest falls on the 15th day of the eighth month, according to the Chinese calendar. The festival is always in autumn, at a time of year when the moon is at its roundest and brightest. For this reason, many know it as the Moon Festival.
The Celebration will include: *Moon cakes and refreshments; exhibition opening; and kids activities.” (Courtesy Photo/ PEARL YEE WONG)