If you’re looking for some fun and educational ways to spend your days off in December, we highly suggest checking out local museums and art exhibits. If you need some ideas, here are some exhibits from around the country that might appeal to weavers.
Fans of modern textile art will want to check out the latest installment in the biennial Bridge Exhibition Series, Bridge 12. Currently on display at the Society for Contempoary Craft in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the exhibit runs until March 30, 2013, and features works by textile artist Betty Vera. Vera weaves large tapestries of urban and industrial landscapes using her digital Jacquard loom.
Prefer more traditional, ethnic textiles? The Textile Museum in Washington D.C. has a fabulous exhibit of Ottoman art. Entitled The Sultan's Garden, the exhibit focuses on the floral motifs found in Ottoman court-style textiles and ceramics, the exhibit includes clothing, horse adornment, vestments, carpets, furnishings, and other textiles that will have you wishing to live in a Sultan or Sultana's garden, too.
Remember this BeWeave It on Vincent van Gogh's paintings and drawings of weavers? If you want to see one of these works in person and you're in the Denver area, the Denver Art Museum has the exhibit for you. While it's not technically a textile exhibit (unless you count the canvas, in which case it's chock-full of textiles) Becoming Van Gogh features more than sixty paintings and drawings by the man himself, including at least one of his weaver paintings.