The precise, painterly quilts of Italian artist Annamaria Brenti are on display at the International Quilt Museum (IQM).
“Beneath the Tuscan Sun: The Works of Annamaria Brenti” — the IQM’s newest exhibition now showing in the Pumphrey Family Gallery — features pictorial quilts from Brenti that showcase the artist’s cultural background and her love of mathematical theory.
Born in Sardinia and raised in Florence, Italy, Brenti graduated with a degree in mathematics from the University of Florence prior to relocating to the United States. It was there, in the 1980s, Brenti discovered a passion for American quilt styles.
Brenti discussed her work in a recent IQM Textile Talk — a weekly online lecture series that features presentations, discussions, and interviews from the world of quilting. A recording of the presentation is available here.
The exhibition will run through Feb. 17. For more information, visit internationalquiltmuseum.org.
Located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus, the IQM is located at 1523 North 33rd Street in Lincoln, Nebraska, and is open Monday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The IQM is home to the largest publicly held quilt collection in the world with more than 8,800 quilts and quilt-related objects from over 65 countries. The museum’s mission is to build a global collection and audience that celebrate the cultural and artistic significance of quilts.