To see the Hunterdon Art Museum’s Lace not Lace exhibition is to experience pure beauty and visual poetry. This show is the perfect example of the Museum fulfilling our promise to you to exhibit exciting works of contemporary art, craft and design.
It also represents a number of groundbreaking firsts for contemporary art museums in the U.S.
First exhibition in the United States to focus solely on contemporary fiber art made from traditional bobbin and needle lacemaking techniques.
First installation in the United States of Choi+Shine’s Urchins
First exhibition in the world to exhibit in its entirety Lieve Jerger’s Carriage of Lost Love.
We hope you were among the thousands of people from Hunterdon County — and from around the world — who walked beside and beneath the Urchins and saw their magical glow in the evening light and were astonished by the intricacy of the copper wire lace construction of the Carriage of Lost Love.
We could not have mounted this groundbreaking exhibition without your annual support. And we thank you! With the Lace, not Lace exhibition and other equally important shows HAM is recognized — nationally and internationally — as a museum at the forefront of contemporary art.
As the year draws to a close, we ask you to please consider supporting the 2018 Annual Appeal with a gift of $50, $100, $250, $1,000 – or whatever you can afford. Can we count on your support to help us reach our $28,000 goal by December 31st?
Our ability to bring you remarkable shows like Lace, not Lace happens when you and a community passionate about art come together to provide critical funding to our museum. Much of that funding comes from your support of our Annual Appeal. And your support is greatly appreciated.
We want to thank everyone who contributed to the Lace Fund:
|Cathy & Edward||Ahart|
|Amy||Ahart||and||Thomas Di Giovanni|
|The Brandwine Family –||Eric, Clarissa & Nate|
|Brooklyn Lace Guild|
|The Coby Foundation, Ltd.|
|Matthew & Joanne||Coe|
|James & Patricia||Cropsey|
|John & Linda||Dunsmuir|
|Robert & Rosemary||Fellner|
|Finger Lakes Lace Guild|
|Mark and Barbara||Gulden|
|Don and Mary||Heller|
|Holiday Inn -Clinton|
|Hunterdon Knitting & Crocheting Guild|
|Jockey Hollow Weavers|
|Lace and Embroidery Resource Center|
|Lacers of the Lake|
|Lost Art Lacers of No. Jersey|
|James and Kathleen||Mathews|
|Elizabeth & Rich||Matto|
|Longia and William||Miller|
|Christina & Steve||Mruskovic|
|MWS Wire Industries|
|New England Lace Group|
|Nisim and Alexa||Parliyan|
|International Organization of Lace, Inc.|
|Jeannine & Alan||Podesta|
|Ellen & Jack||Rannells|
|Steven & Edie||Sitrin|
|Devon & Gary||Thein|
|United Way of Hunt. Cty.|
|Alison and Shaw||Williams|
Image credits: Top: Lieve Jerger, Carriage of Lost Love, 1977-Present, copper wire, steel wheel frames, Belgian bobbin lace, 6 ft. X 13.5 ft. X 6.5 ft. Courtesy of the artist. Right: Choi + Shine Architects, the Urchins, 2017, Crochet resembling reticella, 2.7 meters tall and 5 meters in. diameter. Courtesy of the artists.