Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum offering virtual tour for special exhibit

| August 2, 2021

The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is offering a virtual gallery tour of its exhibition of contemporary art quilts, Pushing the Surface. The virtual tour will be available to view  at and a link to the 360 video will be provided on the museum’s social media (@jhmuseum31).

This exhibition is a dance of color, beauty, ingenuity, and story that showcases pieces made by 22 artists with national and international recognition. Although most of the works share the basic structural characteristics of a quilt — joining at least two layers of fiber with stitching, they break from tradition in their design methods. Surfaces may be pieced and patched as one finds in a traditional quilt, but they may also be painted, dyed, laser printed, appliquéd or fused. The techniques are as varied as the subject matter, which is as varied as the effects. In the end the artists create a truly new statement that speaks to mind and spirit like all great art is meant to do.

Participating artists are from across the United States as well as from Canada and Japan. Many are internationally known, having their quilts featured in books, periodicals, and traveling exhibitions.

Pushing the Surface presents an array of distinct and fascinating art quilts. This is the 12th year the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum has presented this biennial exhibit curated by Linda Fowler, Roxana Deadman, and Elisa Deadman. It is generously sponsored by the Mary F. Taylor Family. The Ohio Arts Council also helped fund this event with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. In addition to this special exhibit, the museum’s permanent collections are displayed in four additional galleries: American Indian, Early Ohio, Progressive Ohio, and Beyond Our Borders.

The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is open daily from noon to 4 p.m. Appointments are available before opening Monday-Friday. If you are interested in an appointment, contact JHM. The museum is located at 300 N. Whitewoman St., in Historic Roscoe Village in Coshocton.

For more information, contact JHM at 740-622-8710, email [email protected]org or visit

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