University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
School of Architecture College of Design
Goldstein Museum of Design
Quest for the World's Best Baskets

June 8 - September 9, 2012

From the Zulus of South Africa to the Navajo and Hopi tribes in the American Southwest, this exhibit will feature stories, through the search for baskets, from all over the world.

For 40 years, basket collector Nancy Schermer was propelled by the desire to locate and collect the world's best baskets. This exhibition will highlight the results of her travels with stories of evolution: of the form, materials, and use of baskets, and of the collector herself, as she became immersed in the cultures whose baskets she collected.

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Marketingpartner: Grand Hand Gallery, St. Paul, presenting the exhibition, American Baskets: from Traditional to Contemporary, from Coast to Coast, June 2-July 8, 2012.

This exhibition was supported in part by a generous contribution from Vanessa D. Dayton, M.D., Howard and Janet Goltz, and a grant from the Summer Music Festival at Northrop, as presented by Northrop Concerts and Lectures at the University of Minnesota.