North American Coordinator:
Quilt Historian and Curator Robert Shaw

Email: bobshaw51 at

Robert Shaw is coordinating the North American tour of Color Improvisations 2. Bob is an independent scholar and curator who writes and lectures on many aspects of American folk art and studio crafts, and the author of such critically acclaimed books as American Quilts: The Democratic Art, The Art Quilt, Quilts: A Living Tradition, and America's Traditional Crafts.

Bob was curator at the Shelburne Museum from 1981–1994, where he worked with that institution's world-renowned collections of American folk art, and served as curator of special exhibits for Quilts Inc. and International Quilt Festival in Houston from 1998–203. He has curated exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art, the University of Michigan Art Museum, the Tokyo Great International Quilt Festival, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Dallas Museum of Natural History, and lectured at the American Folk Art Museum, Sotheby's, the de Young Museum of Art, the Fenimore Art Museum, and dozens of other institutions.

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Above: Pat Budge, Idaho, USA, My Merry Men,  86" tall x 84.5" wide, ©2015 Pat Budge, Photo Credit: Kuhnle + Knodler Fotodesign, Germany



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