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Milwaukee Art Museum to Display Great Collection of Early American Quilts

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTAQ) - Wisconsinites who are passionate about quilting will have something to see in Milwaukee this summer. A new exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum will display one of the world’s finest collections of early American quilts. The exhibit is called “Selections from the Winterthur Collection,” and it can be seen from Saturday through September 6th.

40 quilts will be featured. They were collected by Henry Francis du Pont, an avid horticulturist and antique collector from the early 20th century. The quilts have been featured at the Winterthur Museum and County Estate in Delaware. The display will also feature a quilt made in 1987 by the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, honoring Milwaukeeans who’ve died from the AIDS Virus. That quilt will be shown from June 8th through the 20th.

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