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Threaded Visions: Contemporary Weavings from the Collection

February 24 - August 26

Weaving—it’s a familiar term, a millennia-old art form, and a technique used across the world. This exhibition of thirteen contemporary artists from five countries explores the beautiful diversity of the ancient and global practice of weaving, the act of making fabric by interlacing threads using a loom. Many of the textiles, created from 1983 to today, are made from materials that carry cultural significance for each artist. Respect for the origins of fibers and knowledge of modern and historical techniques enables each artist, in their own way, to make informed decisions about what to use and how to use it.

Image: James Bassler, A Weaving, 2012. Christa C. Mayer Thurman Textile Endowment. © James Bassler


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