Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Springville Museum of Art - Quilts & Russian Art

One of the most interesting contemporary art museums I've found. The quilt show takes up nearly the entire ground floor. Information about the jurors (the ones to blame for not selecting yours) is at the bottom of this page. 





Each of these was a little larger than a foot square.









About 16 x 16 (inches)











Two lovelies for scale (the biggest one)








About 10 inches wide by 20 long









16 x 24 inches








Detail








There are also two shows of Russian art; a large collection from the fifties and sixties and a  collection of more recent work from the country of Georgia.



Sculpture by Avard Tennyson Fairbanks (1897 - 1987) Payson/Salt Lake City 
Mother and Child  1928





Detail










About 22 x 30 inches










About four feet wide by 2 1/2 tall. Title: Reading the Pravda













No doubt a nod to nomads. "Where to next?"





Part of their permanent collection...by Andrew Smith.








2 comments:

Pepper McKean said...

Just beautiful. I wish I had gone to the Denver Art Museum. Just running out of time.

hannah jane said...

Looks like an inspiring museum. Textile art reigns supreme in my heart, and quilts are at the top of the list for me. The second one down is mesmerizing. I am also really transfixed by the mother and child sculpture.