Exhibitions/ American Quilts and Folk Art

American Quilts and Folk Art

At The Met Fifth Avenue
July 17, 2015–September 6, 2016
Exhibitions are free with Museum admission.

Exhibition Overview

This exhibition features seven quilts—all recent additions to the Museum's outstanding quilt collection, only one of which has been shown at the Museum before. The display also includes a selection of folk painting and furniture from The American Wing's collection, as well as two important paintings by Edward Hicks (American, 1780–1840), on loan from the Peter J. Solomon Family Collection.

The exhibition is presented in two consecutive rotations, with the first on view through January 8, 2016, and the second on view through September 6, 2016.



Ernestine Eberhardt Zaumseil (American, 1828–1904). Bedcover (detail), ca. 1865. Made in Chandlerville, Illinois, United States. Cotton ground appliqued with cotton, silk, and wool; 88 x 86 in. (223.5 x 218.4 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of George E. Schoellkopf, 2013 (2013.958)