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Sunday, September 23, 2018 through November 18, 2018
Good Library Gallery

Good Library Exhibit - Amish Arts 1900-1940: From the Pottinger Collection

Amish Arts: 1900-1940: From the Pottinger Collection

Hershberger Gallery Exhibit (Music Center) June 11 to September 16

Good Library Gallery Exhibit (Good Library) September 23 to November 18

Reception: Sunday, September 9, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Lecture: Collecting Amish Arts, Sunday, September 9, 3:30 p.m.

The exhibit presents a wide range of domestic folk arts gathered from Old Order Amish communities in primarily Elkhart and LaGrange counties in north central Indiana. The exhibit includes quilts, comforters, clothing, dolls, rugs, pincushions, sewing caddies and more, as well as several rare pieces of paint decorated furniture - a chest of drawers, blanket chest, one-drawer stand - dating from as early as 1871. These objects come from a recent gift to Goshen College by generous donors, of material collected beginning in 1977, by David Pottinger, formerly of Honeyville, Indiana, now of Goshen.

Other collections from Pottinger are held by the Museum of American Folk Art, Indiana State Museum, Illinois State Museum and Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Curated by John Mishler, David Pottinger and Faye Peterson.

Sponsored by the Art Department and the Mennonite-Amish Museum Committee, both of Goshen College.

For more information, please contact vberkey@goshen.edu or ervinb@goshen.edu.

Contact: Veronica J Berkey, phone (574) 535-7400, email vberkey@goshen.edu