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.



As summer begins, the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery at Saint Vincent College presents its newest exhibit, A Sense of Wonder: The Nature Writing of Rachel Carson, from May 29, 2015 to September 4, 2015 This exhibit explores artistic nature themes woven into coverlets and the life and legacy of Rachel Carson, the biologist, writer, and environmentalist originally from the Pittsburgh area.

(Slections from this exhibition will be on display until October 31, 2015)

 

 

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

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