Kaffe 2014 – Preview
March 19, 2014 - Kate Hebert
After weeks of hard work, we were thrilled to welcome members of the press to the American Museum today for a special preview of our exhibition for this year Kaffe 2014: The Colourful World of Kaffe Fassett. Our doors open to the public again on Saturday 22 March. If you can’t wait that long to see the exhibition, here are some pictures we snapped earlier today to give you an idea of what to expect.
Unsure where our exhibition gallery is? Just look out for the large yew tree bedecked with lanterns that have been covered with Kaffe Fassett’s fabrics.
The gallery has been divided into different coloured areas. In the centre is a recreation of Kaffe’s studio, which contains many things that bring him inspiration.
Pieces of knitwear are exhibited alongside works of needlepoint and patchwork quilts.
One of my favourite spaces is the green room. I love the stunning hollyhock tapestry, which dominates the end wall. The floor has been covered with specially printed lino using a digital image of Kaffe’s needlepoint vegetable patch.
There are pieces in the manor house too. So make sure you don’t miss them when you visit.
The exhibition runs until 2 November 2014. There is so much to see that you may want to make more than one trip. So don’t leave it too long to visit!
16 Comments »
Leave a comment
July 5, 2017
The importance of letter writing
On a recent trip to Anne Frank’s house in Amsterdam I was reminded of the importance of letter writing and […]
June 5, 2017
Beware – Monsters!
Biased reporting is much in our minds at the moment, where there is often the suspicion that wild invention is being […]
April 26, 2017
Conestoga Wagon : Fred Giles’ Prize Model
Fred Giles visited the American Museum in September 1975 and saw our Conestoga wagon. It sparked an idea, and many years later his […]
African-American American arts Bath Spa University behind-the-scenes Christmas Churchill Civil War collections colour costume craft fair curatorial Dallas Pratt displays events exhibition Fair families Family Fun film flowers Folk Art garden Gardens grounds groups Kaffe Fassett learning literature loan museum Museum Volunteer Native American photography quilts review takeoverday Talks Textiles The Last Runaway Tracy Chevalier volunteering workshops yarn bombing