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Calendar 2013

January 11, Sunday, 2pm – 4pm

Lecture with Janneken Smucker
Amish Quilts: The Story of America’s “First Abstract Art”

MACLA’s Black Box Theater located at 510 S. 1st Street (one door down from the Museum)

Janneken Smucker provides a fascinating perspective on the making, selling and collecting of Amish quilts in this presentation which is based on her recent landmark publication, Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon. In addition to being a fifth generation Mennonite quilt maker, Smucker is Assistant Professor of History at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. She also contributed essays to Amish Abstractions: Quilts from the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown and Midwestern Amish Crib Quilts: The Sara Miller Collection. Smucker earned her PhD in the History of American Civilization from the University of Delaware in 2010 and her MA in Textile History from the University of Nebraska in 2003.

$20 Members / $40 Non-members / $25 Seniors and Students

These exhibitions and related programs are supported in part by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation; Silicon Valley Creates, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara and California Arts Council; by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San Jose; and the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association.