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.
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