The Oulu Museum of Art is in Oulu, Finland. Oulu is the most populous city in Northern Finland, and there are in fact no larger cities (outside of Russia) that are more northernly. I can't wait to see it!
About 18 months ago I was invited to participate in this exhibit, along with Jane Burch Cochran, Joe Cunningham, Judith Larzelere, Linda Levin, Paula Nadelstern, Carolyn L. Mazloomi and Dinah Sergeant. Each of us have sent 8 quilts for the exhibit.
From the OMA website:
"The Oulu Museum of Art is proud to present eight American masters of quilt art – including one male artist! – in its summer exhibition. Thanks to the long tradition of quilt art, its high regard and the excellent level of professional artists, the field of quilt arts in the United States is very extensive and varied. The exhibition by the eight artists invited specifically for the occasion sheds light on different methods and techniques of quilt art. The works exhibited deal with different subjects including female, male and Afro-American perspectives, everyday domestic life, big cities and abstract patterns and colours, forming the most comprehensive exhibition focusing on quilt art in Northern Europe to date."
|Oulu Museum of Art|
|One of the galleries -- pre quilt installation|
I'm linking this post to Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday. Go see all the wonderful work there!