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SJMQTSTORE
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
SJMQTSTORE
Blurbarian Since June 2011
Business Name San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
Business Web Site www.sjquiltmuseum.org
Location San Jose, CA
Business Phone Number 408-971-0323
About My Business Textile art transcends cultural, ethnic, age and gender boundaries and encompasses traditional as well as contemporary forms. The museum provides a serious venue for all artists working with textiles, filling a void left by larger institutions with a narrower view of what defines artistic expression. Its exhibits and programs promote the appreciation of quilts and textiles as art and provide an understanding of their role in the lives of their makers, in cultural traditions, and as historical documents.
Areas of Expertise The mission of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is to promote the art, craft, and history of quilts and textiles. The Museum advocates on behalf of quilts and textiles as a distinctly accessible and unifying visual, sculptural, and kinetic art form pioneered and practiced by people worldwide for thousands of years to create objects of beauty, use, and meaning.

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