Seeing Textiles in Painting, Printing and Papermaking, 1960-Today

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Every day, people engage with textiles in the woven materials of clothing, the pieced fabric of quilts and the hand stitching of embroidery. Seeing Textiles in Painting, Printing, and Papermaking, 1960-Today explores how modern and contemporary artists take inspiration from textiles.


Drawing primarily from the University of Delaware's collections of African American and Indigenous art, the exhibition shows how artists experiment with form, color and texture across media. Whether they are quilting virtuosos or have never touched a knitting needle before, viewers are invited to think about how art can be part of everyday experience.


The exhibition is guest curated by doctoral student Julia Hamer-Light. It is on view February 7 - May 13 in Mechanical Hall Gallery on the University of Delaware’s Newark campus. Mechanical Hall Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 10:00am to 4:00pm

Mechanical Hall Gallery University of Delaware

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Library, Museums and Press



No Charge, Open to the public

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