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"Recent Acquisitions from the Textile Collection"
2006-07-21 until 2007-01-21
Saint Louis Art Museum
St. Louis, MO,
The Saint Louis Art Museum announces the July 21 opening of
"Recent Acquisitions from the Textile Collection," an exhibition of ten textiles
acquired by the Museum in the last five years that represent a broad range of
cultures and time periods. Featured works include a luxurious late 18th to early 19th-century Kashmir
shawl, a Cambodian silk wrapper known as a phaa nung that measures more
than 100 inches wide, and a 19th-century embroidered raffia skirt worn by
African royalty as a symbol of prestige.
Other selected acquisitions represent 20th-century technological and design
developments. Several Japanese textiles made from inventive combinations
of old traditions and new technologies will be on view, as well as a stylized
floral-designed tablecloth attributed to Peter Behrens, a leading designer of
the Vereinigte Werkstätten für Kunst im Handwerk in Munich, Germany.
Curated by Zoe Annis Perkins, textile conservator, "Recent Acquisitions from
the Textile Collection" will be on view in the William A. and Carolyn C.
McDonnell Textile Gallery (100) through January 21, 2007.
The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the nation's leading comprehensive art
museums with collections that include works of art of exceptional quality from
virtually every culture and time period. Areas of notable depth include
Oceanic art, pre-Columbian art, ancient Chinese bronzes and European and
American art of the late 19th and 20th centuries, with particular strengths in
20th century German art. The Museum offers a full range of exhibitions and
educational programming generated independently and in collaboration with
local, national, and international partners.
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