Lightner Museum invites St. Augustine residents and museum members to a Community Open House for a first look at two new exhibitions, Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts and Contemporary Chronicles of St. Augustine.Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts invites viewers to read quilts as maps, tracing the paths of individual stories and experiences that illuminate larger historic events and cultural trends. Spanning the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries, the exhibition brings together 18 quilts from the collection of the American Folk Art Museum, New York, representing a range of materials, motifs, and techniques—from traditional early American quilts to more contemporary sculptural assemblage.
Contemporary Chronicles of St. Augustine explores the urban fabric of St. Augustine through large-format photographs, hand drawn maps, and interactive photographic flip books. The project seeks to define St. Augustine through the residential streets and neighborhoods that have long been inhabited by the people that help support the city as a premier tourist destination. Through interactive sequential images, visitors to the exhibition will uncover the overlooked aspects of everyday life in America’s oldest city.
Explore these exciting new exhibitions, enjoy live music by Raisin Cake Orchestra, visit our updated and expanded Museum Store, and spend time in the Radzinski Family Garden at this free Community Open House.
The open house is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Admission to the event is free. Lightner Museum, 75 King St., St. Augustine www.lightnermuseum.org