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Antique coverlet exhibit will open April 17 at Saint Vincent College’s McCarl Gallery

Antique coverlet exhibit will open April 17 at Saint Vincent College’s McCarl Gallery

by Public Relations | April 15, 2024

LATROBE, PA — The Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery at Saint Vincent College will debut its spring/summer exhibit, “An American Legacy: The Brian McCarl Collection,” with a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 17.Coverlet display at the McCarl

The opening reception is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. “An American Legacy” consists of 27 handwoven coverlets and textile equipment dating to the 18th century. The exhibit will be on view through Aug. 16.

“This exhibit takes the McCarl Gallery back to its roots,” Gallery curator Dr. Emily Barth said. “Through it, we celebrate the rich history of American craftmanship and the family legacy that makes it possible for us to display and appreciate these works of art today. In more ways than one, what we have to offer is truly an American legacy.”

The McCarl Gallery is a nonprofit cultural organization that collects, preserves, interprets and disseminates the history of weaving and folk traditions in the northeastern United States. The prized collection of antique American coverlets owned by Foster and Muriel McCarl was part of a $1 million gift to Saint Vincent College. In 2023, the McCarls’ son, Brian, donated 115 pieces of his coverlet collection to the McCarl Gallery.“An American Legacy” logo

The McCarl Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and also by appointment. It is located on the lower level of the Fred Rogers Center on the Saint Vincent College campus. Guided tours are available. For more information, visit or call 724-805-2188.



PHOTO: Coverlet display at the McCarl Gallery

ATTACHMENT: “An American Legacy” logo