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.
Exhibition on Tour
This exhibition is currently available for hire, please get in touch to find out more.
Suzhou Museum, Suzhou, China | October 2019
Modern Art Museum, Shanghai, China | May – September 2019
New Lanark, World Heritage Site, South Lanarkshire, UK | 26 January – 29 April 2018
Textilmuseet, Borås, Sweden | 16 April – 25 September 2016
Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, Canada | 2 May – 4 October 2015
American Textile History Museum, Lowell, USA | 21 November 2014 – 29 March 2015
TextielMuseum, Tilburg, The Netherlands | 14 June – 14 September 2014