January 20, 2024 - September 15, 2024 | Textile Gallery
Quilting has always been a means of creative expression, uniting color and pattern to form an object of purpose. Just as paint on canvas functions, the fabric pieces often work as artistic parameters, testing the visual acuity and imagination of the individual. We are pleased to announce a collaborative exhibition with the Gibbes Museum of Art in which abstract artwork will be displayed alongside the Museum’s quilts to showcase the artistic beauty of both mediums.
(left) Scrap Quilt, 1934 (right) Untitled (Abstract) by Sallie Frost Knerr, ca. 1970s
In the Museum’s Armory, see excellent examples of historic weaponry, dating from 1750 to the twentieth century, with uses that ranged from military to more personal applications such as hunting and dueling.
In the Lowcountry History Hall, see materials relating to the Native Americans who first inhabited the Lowcountry and the African American and European settlers who transformed the region into an agricultural empire.
In the Natural History gallery you will see an extraordinary array of birds, reptiles and mammals that have called the South Carolina Lowcountry home since prehistory, including contributions from noted naturalists.