American Treasures Talk and Tour: Lucy Trask Barnard and the Maine Rug Hooking Tradition

July 22, 2013
Monday, 2 p.m.
Farnsworth Main Lobby
Lucy Trask Barnard of Dixville Center, Maine, was a prolific quilter and rug hooker, three of whose rugs are in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. In 2012, the Farnsworth acquired one of her rugs which had descended through her family. Jane Bianco will talk about Barnard’s life and work, and specifically the museum’s new acquisition.
This talk and tour will be led by Assistant Curator Jane Bianco
To celebrate the American Treasures exhibitions, museum staff will give focused mini-lectures on specific works of art to highlight their importance in the museum collection. These programs will begin with a brief 20-minute PowerPoint presentation in the museum auditorium, followed by a tour in the American Treasures gallery where the featured work is on display. The PowerPoint will include images of related works and provide context for their creation.

These tours are free with admission and there are no advance reservations. Please check in at the main lobby admission desk on the day of the talk.


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