Monday, October 4, 2010

Did You Know?/Harvest Moon

Did you know this is "The Year of the Quilt?" Well, the American Folk Art Museum in New York City is celebrating "The Year of the Quilt" with a series of exhibits and special events. The first exhibit is called, "QUILTS: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum." It runs from October 5, 2010 to October 16, 2011. There will be a display change in late February. The show is curated by Elizabeth V. Warren and will fill the museum with quilts from over 200 years of quiltmaking history. If you will be in New York City or are planning a vacation, consider this as a destination. (Part I of the exhibition will be on view through April 24, 2011. The galleries will be closed for installation April 26–May 8. Part II will open May 10.) I had a chance to visit the museum on a couple of my visits to the city; it is an absolutely marvelous place. For more information, visit www.folkartmuseum.org, or call 212-265-1040. I'm really hoping I get a chance to see this exhibit.

On the evening news, the weatherman was discussing the beautiful, huge "harvest moon." I went outside and got a look at just what they meant. It was stunning--huge, full, colorful. Of course, the picture doesn't do it justice, but take a look...

2 comments:

Lis said...

Those large, low harvest moons are stunning, especially when they are really deep red. The Japanese have moon watching festivals, http://www.savoryjapan.com/learn/culture/festivals/harvest.moon.html

K. Crane: Big Fat Art Cloth said...

Tonight's moon was a big red ball of goodbye-for-now too!