Adventuring in Virginia: Part Two
The museum changes its featured exhibits three times a year and I'd read somewhere that the current feature was African art.
We left our no-frills hotel and went over to James Madison University which sports a Starbucks on the ground floor of its library, and after breakfast got to the Museum shortly after it opened.
There are three floors and we visited all of them, of course. There is a permanent collection of very small antique sewing machines which Himself found fascinating. And there were the quilts.
|This is Runaway Slave Mother; horrific in subject, masterful in craftsmanship.|
|This masterpiece is part of the Museum's permanent collection. There was a sign that someone was working on a pattern which would later be for sale.|
|Here's a close-up of a block. With sufficient graph paper, colored pencils, and hours, I believe one could work it out!|