In Gallery III, we’ll showcase 17 stunning art quilts in Natural Wonders from The Frank Klein Collection.
A Texas rancher and prize-winning nature photographer, Frank has a special eye for artwork featuring themes of living things, as evidenced by these pieces all created in the 21st century.
As he informs us, “It is fascinating to discover how artists interpret the beauty and intricacies of nature. I am especially interested in seeing how quilt artists cut, piece, and sew textiles together, transforming them into meaningful works of art. Seeing artists interpret the great joy and drama of nature is a miracle to behold. Who has ever seen a beautiful sunset and not contemplated the meaning of existence? The closer and deeper you examine nature and your inner self and motivations, the more alive you become.”
Dr. Sandra Sider, Museum Curator, comments on the exhibition, “During the past year, perhaps the world has learned to have a new respect for nature and its powerful forces, as well as for its beauty, while so many of us were deprived of traveling to immerse ourselves in scenic vistas. This exhibition encourages our viewers to appreciate all aspects of the natural world, from flowers, trees, and animals, to the complex wonder of our own bodies.”
This exhibit is accompanied by 12 bronze sculptures and one in stainless steel by renowned wildlife sculptor Kent Ullberg, also from The Frank Klein Collection.
Texas Quilt Museum
140 W. Colorado St.
La Grange, TX 78945