Kaleidoscope Quilts: The Art of Paula Nadelstern at the Akron Art Museum

AKRON, OH.- For internationally renowned quiltmaker Paula Nadelstern, the word kaleidoscope “promises surprise and magic, change and chance.” The Akron Art Museum is the only Midwest venue for this stunning exhibition, which places Nadelstern’s quilts within an historical context for the first time. “Whether your interest is art or science, you will be dazzled by the luminous colors and breathtakingly intricate patterns of Nadelstein’s quilts,” says Barbara Tannenbaum, the museum’s director of curatorial affairs, “and amazed by the historical and contemporary intersections between the two fields.” Installed in the museum’s Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries, two rare early kaleidoscopes and an extraordinary early 19th century star pattern quilt will be joined by 19 contemporary quilts and 12 kaleidoscope quilt blocks by Paula Nadelstern and 5 contemporary kaleidoscopes by