Special Alert

To Spin a Yarn: Distaffs, Folk Art and Material Culture

  • January 21, 2017 - April 16, 2017
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
  • 90 Carlton Street 
  • Athens, GA
  • Phone: (706) 542-9078
  • Price: Free
  • Time: See website for museum hours

Organized by the Stephen F. Austin State University Galleries, this exhibition consists of about 70 decorated wooden distaffs, or spinning implements, from Russia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, France, Germany, Albania, Greece, Serbia and Bosnia and dating from the 19th and 20th centuries. Originally simple sticks, they evolved into highly decorated objects with intense cultural significance, more important for their meanings than for their function

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street