- International Quilt Study Center
The International Quilt Study Center at the
University of Nebraska–Lincolnin Lincoln, Nebraskais the largest known public collection of quilts.
Established in 1997 with the donation of nearly 950 quilts from the Ardis & Robert James Collection, the collection now numbers nearly 2,000 objects and spans the last three centuries. It includes important collections of Amish quilts, French 18th and 19th century masterworks, the Robert Cargo Collection of African-American quilts, the Jonathan Holstein Collection (which includes all of the quilts shown in the landmark exhibition at the
Whitney Museum of American Artin 1971, "Abstract Design in American Quilts") and an important collection of contemporary art quilts.
Groundbreaking for a building to house the Center, designed by
Robert A. M. SternArchitects, took place on May 12, 2006, and construction began two months later. The building open to the public in the spring of 2008.
* [http://www.quiltstudy.org/ International Quilt Study Center]
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