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Sampler Exhibition : March 7 – April 20, 2014
Sampler Symposium: March 21-23, 2014
Sampler Lectures (free): March 22, 2014
Exhibition Reception: March 22, 2014
The Biggs Museum of American Art is excited to announce an upcoming exhibition and symposium of American needlework samplers entitled ‘Wrought with Careful Hand’: Ties of Kinship on Delaware Samplers. The exhibition, which runs from March 7-April 20, 2014, includes a special three-day Sampler Symposium from March 21-23, 2014. A full day of free lectures is planned for March 22. On March 21 and 23 there will be fee-based needlework classes, research classes, and field trips to see sampler collections.
The Sampler Archive Project was launched in 2011 by the University of Delaware, the University of Oregon, and the Sampler Consortium. The mission of the project was to locate, document, and photograph antique American samplers and related schoolgirl embroideries in Delaware's public and private collections and to create an online searchable database of information and images. Collaborating partners include dozens of museums, historical societies, and historic homes, as well as individual owners, collectors, and dealers from across the country. A collection of approximately 60 Delaware samplers will be on view for the duration of the exhibition to highlight the different styles that were produced during the 18th and 19th centuries.
For more information about Delaware’s Sampler Symposium, please see the full agenda at the Sampler Archive website: http://samplerarchive.org.
Advanced registration is required for all symposium activities.
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