This slipped by and it’s a good one shared by member, Laura Martin.
CWG members would like to be reminded that the Cleveland Museum of Art currently has several important textile installations on view.
First, there is a new installation in the Andean gallery of unusual rare and spectacular ancient textiles from the Wari, Moche, and Nasca cultural groups (among others) including the gorgeous macaw feather panel (from 600-900 CE). I’m doing a college tour in there tomorrow and have been reminding myself of how extremely skilled the ancient Andean textile artists were! (That show is up until December.)
And in the textile gallery there is an exhibition of the rare and complete set of The Four Seasonstapestries designed around 1535 and woven in second half of the 1600s. They have not been on view since 1953 because of condition issues, but have now been fully conserved and are spectacular! The themes of the exhibition is the production, alteration, and recent conservation treatment. Very informative. (They will be on view for the next year.)