Artist Textiles Picasso to Warhol

Friday 19 February | 1pm – 2:30pm | £5 | ONLINE EVENT

Join Head of Exhibitions, Dennis Nothdruft, as he looks back at one of the Museum’s most popular exhibitions, Artist Textiles Picasso to Warhol, originally exhibited in 2014.

The exhibition traced the history of 20th century art in textiles, demonstrating how ordinary people were able to engage with modern art in a personal and intimate way through their clothing and home furnishings. Dennis will discuss some of the key pieces featured as part of the display and their relationship to European and American art movements: Fauvism, Cubism, Constructivism, Abstraction, Surrealism and Pop Art. Highlights included 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.

He will also speak about his favourite pieces from the over 200 rare examples included in the show, many of which had not been on public display before. Along with these key works, Dennis will reflect on the experience of putting Artist Textiles, together with guest curators Geoffrey Rayner and Richard Chamberlain and how the exhibition has toured around the world.

Ticket: £5.00


This talk will take place on the streaming platform Microsoft Teams Live, details of how to access the talk will be included in your booking confirmation. You will receive a unique link via email prior to the event, if you are planning to use a smartphone or tablet you will need to download the Microsoft Teams App which can be found for free in your devices App Store. Please ensure you are using the most recent operating system on your device and you can access Microsoft Teams to ensure you have the best experience. The talk starts at 1pm and lasts for approximately one hour, followed by a Q&A session at the end. If you have any questions regarding this talk, please get in touch via our contact form. Tickets sales cut-off for this event is 2 hours before the start time.

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