War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics

from 06/09/2017 to 07/01/2018
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Anon: Army Uniform Quilt from the Napoleonic Era (Region unknown, possibly Prussia, late 18th/early 19th century), wool, probably from military uniforms

This exhibition of 29 textile works from the Annette Gero collection brings together quilts made by military men, often during convalescence, dating from the Napoleonic period and Second Empire (Crimean War) as well as other conflicts. These compositions, sometimes geometric sometimes iconographic or symbolic in design, created from fragments of military uniforms, usually felted wool in an array of bright colours, are a demonstration of the resiliance and creativity of servicemen in the aftermath of the horrors of conflict.

American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square
(Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets)
New York, NY 10023

212. 595. 9533


Admission free

website of the exhibition

Opening hours 

Monday–Thursday: 11:30 am–7:00 pm
Friday: 12:00–7:30 pm
Saturday: 11:30 am–7:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00–6:00 pm

The museum and shop will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 23).

Press Reviews with photos:

The New York Times 25 October 2017

Hypoallergenic 6 November 2017

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