APR 09 Gallery Talk: Textiles in Art
Rendered, Reimagined, and Real
Get a feel for the fabric of art!
Looking for some artistic and intellectual nourishment during your lunch break? Join us on Wednesdays for short gallery talks to explore highlights from special exhibitions and NMWA’s collection with museum staff.
This week, Associate Educator Addie L. Gayoso discusses selections from NMWA’s collection and the exhibition “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts. This talk will explore the influence and incorporation of textiles in art since the 18th century.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
Over time, quilts have been revered as nostalgic emblems of the past, dismissed as women’s work, and hailed as examples of American ingenuity. This exhibition breaks new ground by examining quilts through the lens of contemporary feminist theory. The display showcases 35 18th–20th-century quilts from the Brooklyn Museum’s renowned decorative arts collection.