Sunday, February 10, 2019

19th Century Handmade Southern Crafts: High Museum Atlanta Exhibit

Unknown African-American Maker: A North Carolina Quilted Bedcover, ca. 1875–1900, cotton top, linen back, and cotton stuffing. High Museum of Art, Atlanta; on view through August 4, 2019

Stoneware water cooler attributed to Thomas Chandler, Phoenix Factory, South Carolina, c. 1840. This photo is from an article in The Magazine Antiques about the High Museum exhibition. See more items and read the article here

I thought these wonderful images would be a good contribution to African-American History Month.


JudyMac said...

My BFF in Atlanta has made some fantastic quilts over the years that have been exhibited and I’m sure she would love to see this exhibit at the High. But her health, at least over the next few months, would not permit her to undertake such a visit. Although it is not the kind of pottery I collect, the early South Carolina potters turned some beautiful jugs. I couldn’t afford it anyway. Antiques Roadshow has run across a few pieces that have been valued in the thousands.

Content in a Cottage said...

JudyMac -- Judy, It's a very small exhibit at the High Museum. I think I read only 16 or 18 items. You can probably see everything online. Hopefully your friend's health will improve and you can plan a trip together soon. xo, Rosemary