April 20-July 24, 2006
This exhibition features large tapestries designed by some of the best-known modern artists of the twentieth century. They include examples of the joyful colors of Alexander Calder, the bold patterns of Fernand Légar and Le Corbusier, the fascinating cutouts of Henri Matisse, and the cubism of Picasso. There are also woven works designed by Vassily Kandinsky, Victor Vasarely, Georges Braque, and Marc Chagall. The seventeen tapestries included in this exhibition are on loan from both American and European collections, offering a fresh perspective on twentieth-century modernism and its relationship to time-honored traditions of weaving.