Exhibition Dates: 31 January – 18 May 2014
This exhibition traces the history of 20th century art in textiles. Highlights include work by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí, Sonia Delaunay, Raoul Dufy, Barbara Hepworth, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Ben Nicholson and Andy Warhol.
The exhibition features examples of key European and American art movements: Fauvism, Cubism, Constructivism, Abstraction, Surrealism and Pop Art; as well as the work of leading fashion designers and manufacturers. Artist Textiles shows how ordinary people were once able to engage with modern art in a personal and intimate way through their clothing and home furnishings. With over 200 rare pieces, many of which have not been on public display before.
Artists’ Textiles 1940-1976 the accompanying book to the exhibition is available at the Fashion and Textile Museum online shop
National Textile Museum, Canada
2 May – 4 October 2015
American Textile History Museum
November 21 2014 – March 29 2015
Textiel Museum, Netherlands
14 June – 14 September 2014