National Quilt Museum to Feature Astronomical Exhibit for the Summer
Paducah's National Quilt Museum is featuring a space-inspired exhibit, Fly Me to the Moon, for the summer. Over 130 artists from 8 countries submitted art quilt pieces celebrating all things lunar, and 44 of those pieces will be on display in Paducah. Susanne Jones, the museum's exhibit curator, visits Sounds Good to discuss the astral artwork.
The National Quilt Museum's featured exhibit, "Fly Me to the Moon," commemorates the 50th anniversary of Man's Walk on the Moon. Over 179 pieces were submitted to the museum following the release of the Fly Me to the Moon art quilt challenge. All of the entries, coming from over 130 artists from 8 different countries, have been collected and published in a book by Schiffer Publishing and is available in the museum shop. Themes include commemorating the moonwalk, memories of July 20, 1969, moon idioms, moon songs, and moon myths and superstitions.
Fly Me to the Moon is a juried selection and will travel across the country to quilt shows, art shows, and select NASA facilities. It will remain in Paducah's National Quilt Museum until September 4, 2018, before launching elsewhere. For more information on the National Quilt Museum and this exhibit, visit the National Quilt Museum's website.