Affinity and affiliate group members are invited to an exhibition talk with Robin Hanson, associate conservator of textiles, and Sarah Scaturro, Eric and Jane Nord Chief Conservator. Following the talk, members are invited to view the exhibition in the Arlene M. and Arthur S. Holden Textile Gallery, where our conservators will be available for questions.
Cycles of Life: The Four Seasons Tapestries offers visitors an in-depth look at a rare, complete set of tapestries in the museum’s collection that has not been displayed since 1953 because of the tapestries’ fragile condition. Each tapestry depicts seasonal activities: fishing and gardening (Spring), grain harvesting (Summer), wine making (Autumn), and ice skating (Winter). When viewed together, the tapestries represent a full cycle of life. The tapestries were recently cleaned and conserved by tapestry specialists in Belgium, made possible through principal support by the late Emma Lincoln. The exhibition also offers an in-depth look at the difficult craft of tapestry conservation, including its ethics, techniques, and concerns.
Column & Stripe, Textile Art Alliance, and Womens Council members will receive a digital invitation.
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