KALEIDOSCOPES: 200 Years 1816-2016
The Mansion At Strathmore
April 23-June 4, 2016
The Mansion at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland is pairing with the Brewster Kaleidoscope Society for an exhibit representing 51 kaleidoscope artists from around the world exhibiting over 150 modern kaleidoscopes and related work including 4 quilts by Paula Nadelstern
SELF TAUGHT GENIUS: Treasures of the American Folk Art Museum
"This groundbreaking exhibition of more than 100 hundred works of art highlights the roles of folk and self-taught artists as figures who are central to the shared history of America and whose cobtributions to the national conversations are paramount."
One quilt on display by Paula Nadelstern from the American Folk Art Museum's collection:
KALEIDOSCOPIC XVI: More is MORE
American Folk Art Museum
New York City
May 13–August 17, 2014
Figge Art Museum
November 15, 2014–March 15, 2015
Mingei International Museum
San Diego, California
April 18–August 16, 2015
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Fort Worth, Texas
October 10, 2015–January 3, 2016
New Orleans Museum of Art
New Orleans, Louisiana
February 26–May 22, 2016
Saint Louis Art Museum
Saint Louis, Missouri
June 19–September 11, 2016
Tampa Museum of Art
October 1, 2016–January 8, 2017
Internationally renowned quilt maker Paula Nadelstern has spent over two decades capturing in cloth the excitement of the ever-changing relationships of color, pattern, light and texture of kaleidoscope images.
This is the last venue for this stunning exhibition featuring 19 contemporary quilts, 12 kaleidoscope quilt blocks by Nadelstern, an early 19th century star pattern quilt, contemporary kaleidoscopes and two rare early kaleidoscopes.
REVIEWS FROM AKRON ART MUSEUM EXHIBITION, 2011
Akron Leader Publications
By Roger Durbin DOWNTOWN AKRON — Kaleidoscope Quilts: The Art of Paula Nadelstern ... Works for Ohio are on view at the Akron Art Museum (AAM) into October.
From April 21-September 6, 2009, the American Folk Art Museum's first one person exhibition highlighting the work of a contemporary quilt artist was KALEIDOSCOPE QUILTS: The Art of Paula Nadelstern. "Paula Nadelstern has achieved international recognition for her innovative and complex designs inspired by the bilateral symmetry of kaleidoscopic images. Her artistic vision encompasses science, history, and tradition, expressed in crystalline patterns composed of slivers of jewel-like fabrics."
Organized by Stacy C. Hollander, senior curator and director of exhibitions
Download the PDF of the installation images.
Download the 28 page full color Exhibition Catalog (PDF, 6.6 megs)
Watch quilt artist Bonnie Lyn McCaffery's conversation with Paula Nadelestern
Read the exhibitions archive here.