This installation draws on the Museum’s important textile holdings to offer a glimpse into the exciting world of fiber art. Its six works complement the paintings, sculptures, and prints also on view in Butz Gallery, offering a fuller understanding of American art since World War II. The featured artists employ embroidery, weaving, and quilting in both traditional and unexpected ways. By challenging the typically functional role of textiles, they comment on issues such as sexism, industrialization, and the boundary between craft and art.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.