Up for Discussion

Up for Discussion is an event series that gives Museum Members and visitors the opportunity to hear from and interact with artists, writers, filmmakers, performing artists, poets and many other inspiring special guests within the walls of the Museum. Many Up for Discussions programs are held after hours in an intimate Museum studio setting. The format and topic of each event are coordinated to reflect our current exhibitions on view at the Museum. Audience discussion and interaction are always encouraged. Up for Discussion is free with Museum Membership or admission.

Fall 2015 Programs

Architextiles, A Lecture with Male Quilter Luke Haynes
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
East Wing | Main Level

Quilter Luke Haynes will give a lecture on his influences and the breadth of his textile investigations over the past 15 years. Subverting the traditional quilting form by integrating modern concepts, Luke Haynes’ art transforms the comfortably familiar into the visually evocative. Haynes was born and raised across the American South. With a formal training in art and architecture at Cooper Union, New York, he continues to experiment with quilting art while exploring art and architecture across the globe. A chance encounter with a box of fabric remnants sparked Haynes’ imagination. His first quilt, measuring 7′ x 10′, led him through years of experimentation and improvement. Further honing his style, Haynes developed a system to piece manageable parts into a larger whole, applying a modern design sense to a familiar process. He uses reclaimed materials from the communities he works with to speak with the textile language of the area. His work has been shown internationally and collected by major museums.


This event is held in conjunction with Man-Made: Contemporary Male Quilters.