Three upcoming Pennsylvania Dutch Fraktur related exhibits

 

Framing Fraktur

The Free Library of Philadelphia mounts two exhibitions. Quill & Brush: Pennsylvania German Fraktur and Material Culture will feature original fraktur works along with Pennsylvania German artifacts, manuscripts, and ephemera; Word & Image: Contemporary Artists Connect to Fraktur will showcase the work of seven artists. Visitors will be able to examine the aesthetics of fraktur and how it has influenced art and the look of everyday objects. (March 2-June 14, 215-686-5322 or www.freelibrary.org.)

A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & the Art of Everyday Life

The Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library explores the area’s German culture and related folk art in an exhibition of decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, and pottery. (March 1-Jan. 3, 2016, 800-448-3883 or www.winterthur.org.)

Drawn with Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur from the Joan and Victor Johnson Collection

The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents vivid examples of this unique folk art. (Feb. 1-April 26, 215-763-8100 or www.philamuseum.org.) 

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