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"On or Off the Wall: An International Selection of Tapestries and Carpets, 1920s-1970s"
2003-05-14 until 2004-02-08
Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA

On or Off the Wall: An International Selection of Tapestries and Carpets, 1920s-1970s features a choice selection of 19 carpets and wallhangings from The Art Institute of Chicago's collection that could have been used to cover either floors or walls. International in scope, the works on view were designed by such artists as Pablo Picasso, Jean Lurçat, Edward McKnight Kauffer, Marion Dorn, Jean Arp, and Victor Vasarely and manufactured by the Wilton Royal Carpet Factory, Ltd. (England), Tabard, Kawashima Textile Mills, Ltd. (Japan), and Maison Myrbor (France or Algeria), among others.

On or Off the Wall: An International Selection of Tapestries and Carpets, 1920s- 1970s is organized by the Department of Textiles at The Art Institute of Chicago.

Curator: Christa C. Thurman, The Christa C. Mayer Thurman Curator of Textiles, The Art Institute of Chicago

IMAGE:
From a painting by Pablo Picasso.
Woven by Atelier J. de la Baume-Durrbach,
Caralaire, France.
The Three Dancers, 1967.
Gift of Mrs. Samuel G. Rautbord


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