The Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery

Welcome to the McCarl Gallery, part of the Saint Vincent campus in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. The gallery, featuring the McCarl Coverlet Collection, is located on the lower floor of the Fred Rogers Center.

The McCarl Coverlet collection is comprised of over 400 “figured and fancy” jacquard woven bed weavings. Most of the coverlets in the McCarl collection originated in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Maryland. The McCarl Gallery also houses several coverlets from Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Iowa, and Tennesse. The bulk of the collection dates from 1820-1860.

Please visit frequently for news on the gallery, programs, photos, and more.  

Upcoming Events

         

 

The Emerging Artists Exhibit is a one-night event celebrating the creative achievements of young artistic talent from our community.

SUBMISSIONS:

We will be accepting submissions of 2D and 3D art from now until Friday, March 21. Students should email submissions to Pamela Curtin at stardustphotos@aol.com with the following information:
- artist’s name
- high school and graduating year
- a photograph of the artwork
- title and medium of piece
- contact information (address, phone, email)

We look forward to showcasing local talent and artistry and are honored to have you participate!

 

        

 

The Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery would like to invite you to attend Woven into History, a history-based program for visiting classes of school children in grades K-6. Saint Vincent College is located in Westmoreland County, PA, Offered for FREE for a limited time! Schedule your visit today!

 

Check Out Our New Book!

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    The McCarl Coverlet Collection is made up of a colorful assortment of textiles woven by weavers of many different traditions and backgrounds. Weavers from England, Ireland, and Scotland created coverlets woven in a double weave style. This technique featured two sets of warps woven together to create two pieces of cloth joined together. They were generally woven with blue and white threads. This technique was not unanimously used by weavers from these regions, as you will see throughout the book, but it does dominate weavings from these regions.

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 Our students have created a blog about various aspects of the Coverlet Gallery. Check it out!

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