This Friday, February 10, will introduce Episode 4 - What is Art? from the exciting 9-part series, Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics from producer and host, Shelly Zegart. If you missed any previous episodes they will remain available for viewing until March 31, 2012.
This episode discusses, the art vs. craft debate: As a domestic object made by women for a practical purpose, the quilt falls squarely into the ‘craft' category, and a humble one, at that. But do some quilts become ‘art' when exhibited, like paintings, on a museum wall? Who decides "What is art?"
This episode is available free to all Star Members through March 31, 2012. This is a gift for Star Members so make sure to be signed in.
Each week a new episode will be presented:
Episode 1 - Quilts 101 - Antique and Contemporary Quilts
Episode 2 - Quilts Bring History Alive
Episode 3 - The Quilt Marketplace
Episode 4 - What is Art?
Episode 5 - Gee's Bend: "The Most Famous Quilts in America?"
Episode 6 - How Quilts have been Viewed and Collected
Episode 7 - Empowering Women One Quilt at a Time
Episode 8 - Quilt Nation - 20,000,000 and Counting!
Episode 9 - Quilt Scholarship: Romance and Real
You can purchase your own copy of the DVD containing all nine episodes by clicking on the button below.