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Sun, Aug 04


Renwick Gallery

Fiber Art by Women at the Renwick

Let's see this exhibit centered on women's fiber art!

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Fiber Art by Women at the Renwick
Fiber Art by Women at the Renwick

Time & Location

Aug 04, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Renwick Gallery , 1661 Pennsylvania Avenue NW #1, Washington, DC 20006, USA

About the Event

Exhibit description:

Cotton, wool, polyester, silk — fiber is felt in nearly every aspect of our lives. The artists in Subversive, Skilled, Sublime: Fiber Art by Women mastered and subverted the everyday material throughout the twentieth century.

The thirty-three selected artworks piece together an alternative history of American art. Accessible and familiar, fiber handicrafts have long provided a source of inspiration for women. Their ingenuity with cloth, threads, and yarn was dismissed by many art critics as menial labor. The artists in this exhibition took up fiber to complicate this historic marginalization and also revolutionize its import to contemporary art. They drew on personal experiences, particularly their vantage points as women, and intergenerational skills to transform humble threads into resonant and intricate artworks.

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