Dear Museum Patron,
I invite you to join in the creation of a community art installation that will be displayed at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art (MOA).
The MOA and artist Marie Watt would like your wool blankets and their stories. Your blankets will become part of a blanket sculpture featured in the Shaping America exhibition, opening March 2013.
Marie is interested in the stories and memories often held by blankets and humble pieces of cloth. Blankets hold a deep personal meaning for her, as a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians. In the Seneca community, as with other indigenous groups, blankets are given to honor those who witness important life events. This connection between blankets and community inspires much of Marie