Sue Pierce papers relating to the exhibition Full Deck Art Quilts

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.piersue
Creators:
Pierce, Sue
Dates:
1992- 2002
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Exhibition proposal; letters; files for each of the 54 participating artists containing correspondence, resumes, fabric samples, writings, photographs, and printed material; related correspondence with other artists; the exhibition catalog "Art Quilts: Playing with a Full Deck" (1994) by Sue Pierce and Verna Suit; a résumé, letters and published writings of Verna Suit; exhibition programs and other printed material regarding the exhibition's tour (it was circulated under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service); two sets of "The Art Quilt A Full Deck" playing cards; a 1996 calendar, "Face Cards from Art Quilts: Playing with a Full Deck"; press clippings concerning the exhibition, 1994-1002; and miscellany.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Quiltmaker, curator; Rockville, Md.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2002 by Sue Pirece as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America. Sue Pierce gathered this material in the course of organizing the "Full Deck" exhibition. In 1992, Pierce asked 54 art quilters to each pick one unique playing card and interpret the card in quilt form using a standard size and thickness. The result was a theme exhibition, "Full Deck Art Quilts", that conveyed the expressive possibilites and vitality of American art quilts. The exhibition, which premiered in 1995 at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, was circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) across the country.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Quilts -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Suit, Verna Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Full Deck (Project) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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