Pacific Quilt

June 12 – August 29, 2021
Ocean Object: Pacific Quilt
A giant, map-like quilt, created by Sarah FitzSimons, a University of Wisconsin-Madison Art Department faculty artist, features varying shades of blue fabric to convey the Pacific Ocean’s underwater topography and sewn lines depicting surface currents. FitzSimons notes other commonalities: “Both water and fabric flow. Both cover. Both can conceal, reveal, and shift. Pacific Quilt proposes a link between our daily cycle of sleeping and waking, with the rise and fall of ocean tides.”
Via the time-lapse installation video below, watch Pacific Quilt take shape in the Museum’s lower-level gallery. Get additional details in a June 23 blog post.

FitzSimons describes the origins and completion of Pacific Quilt, in the video below.

Exhibition Highlights

Thanks to the members, donors, grantors, and sponsors who support exhibition and programs. Wausau Homes is the presenting sponsor of the summer exhibition; 5 Koshas Yoga and Wellness is the summer sponsor. Exhibitions and programs are supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Marketing supported in part by City of Wausau Room Tax funds. Support for hands-on art-making supplies comes from Wilmington Trust and the M&T Charitable Foundation.

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