From around the world and across centuries, more than 20 tapestry-woven wall hangings, rugs, furniture covers, garments, and sculptural forms illustrate the creative possibilities of this technique. The selection includes historic European tapestries made by large ateliers, twentieth-century collaborations between artist and weaver, and works by solo artist-weavers who use tapestry as their creative medium.
While some designs are culturally specific, others borrow from, transform, or transcend tradition. Contemporary tapestries join historic weavings from Europe, Turkey, China, Peru, Mexico, and the American Southwest in the main gallery, complemented by a selection of smaller tapestries in the Nancy Lake Benson Thread Studio.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website