In conjunction with the exhibit: A Feast for the Eyes: Quilts & Textiles from Central Virginia, Dr. Rothermel will explore the social history and art of quilt making. She noted: “Quilt making substituted needle and thread for brush and paint and pieces of cloth for canvas. Women used traditional tools and techniques to fashion pieces of art characterized by a superb sense of color and design. Quilting also allowed women to socialize as they performed the endless work of taking care of home and family.” The exhibit A Feast for the Eyes: Quilts and Textiles from Central Virginia will be open for tours following the program. Refreshments will also be available after the presentation.
$10 per person/Members Free
Barbara Rothermel is the assistant professor of museum studies and advisor for students enrolled in the minor. Dr. Rothermel is also director of the Daura Gallery. She holds the PhD in museum studies at the University of Leicester. Her dissertation was on the role of the university art museum as a catalyst for interdisciplinary collaboration. She received her master’s of liberal studies, museum studies, and art history from the University of Oklahoma and a BA degree in art and cultural history, magna cum laude, from Hood College. Dr. Rothermel is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, the Council of the Virginia Association of Museums, and Historic Sandusky.