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Theater & art

Art Review

Quilts in MFA exhibit shows its colors powerfully

Do you like beauty? Dumb question. Here, then, is breaking news — clothed, critic-style, in naked assertion: You will not see a more beautiful show than “Quilts and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collection” anywhere in New England this year.

Room after room of drenching, delirious, boldly expressive color, all in the form of large quilts, and all made by women in 19th- and early-20th-century communities across America (though mostly from Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania).

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