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A Conversation with the Curators

Throughout our country’s history, quilts have served as a richly patterned map of our history –  preserving both familial and historic celebrations and milestones. To learn more about how these treasured works of art have documented the social and cultural life in America, please join MFA’s Senior Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Stanton Thomas, Ph.D. and Assistant Curator Erin Wilson for a lively Zoom discussion centered on the more than thirty quilts featured in the MFA’s current exhibition, Pieced & Patterned: American Quilts, c. 1800-1930.


Dr. Stanton Thomas, Senior Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, has served as the head of the curatorial department since 2018. He received his Ph.D. in Northern Renaissance art from Case Western University, and holds an MA from the University of Missouri, Columbia.  His recent projects at the MFA include A Feast for the Eyes: European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection (2019) and Drawn to Beauty: The Art and Atelier of Jean Schlumberger (2018-2019).


Assistant Curator Erin Wilson joined the MFA’s curatorial team in 2017. She has been involved with such diverse exhibitions as Fairyland Lustre, The Darkly Magical World of Daisy Makeig-Jones (2018-19), ‘The Grasshopper and the Ant’ and Other Stories as told by Jennifer Angus (2019-20), and Explore the Vaults: Abstraction and the American Scene (2020-21). Wilson received her BA in Arts Administration from the University of Tampa, and her MA in Art History from the University of South Florida.


This program is free to attend; registration required



Image: New York Beauty (Detail), c. 1850, Cotton, Collection of Nancy Miller

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November 14, 2021

3–4 pm

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Online via Zoom

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