Above left: detail of Nazca plain weave, wool and cotton. Above right: detail of screenprinted fabric designed by Anni Albers, 1976.
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Please contact Caroline Charuk if you would like to be placed on a wait list.
Member Rate: $165
Nonmember Rate: $195
Student and New Professional Member Rate: $95
For questions about the program please contact TSA Board Member Lee Talbot
For questions about registration please contact Caroline Charuk
Join the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Textiles and Textiles Conservation for a special day-long program. Curators and conservators will lead a walkthrough of the exhibition Super/Natural: Textiles of the Andes and a preview of work that will be featured in the upcoming exhibition marking the Bauhaus centenary.
Participants will gain special insights into the case for Andean textile primacy and explore the rich variety of textile techniques employed throughout the Andes. The technical precision and aesthetic vision of these weavers have inspired generations of artists, among them Anni Albers, who dedicated her foundational volume On Weaving “to my great teachers, the weavers of ancient Peru.” Albers, a student and teacher at the Bauhaus, and a key figure in the twentieth-century art world, ties together the program. In the afternoon, members will get to peek behind-the-scenes and consider the challenges and opportunities involved in presenting a diverse group of modern textiles, which highlights the wide-reaching impact of the Bauhaus weaving workshop.
Lunch at the museum is included.
For more information about The Art Institute of Chicago, visit: https://www.artic.edu/
For more information about the exhibition Super/Natural: Textiles of the Andes, visit
Textiles Close Up is a series of study-workshops launched in 2013 that provides opportunities to examine textiles in leading museum and private collections, guided by renowned experts. Workshops focus on the exploration of the materials, techniques, styles, culture and history of selected textile traditions, which vary for each event. The format offers first-hand, close-up viewing of textiles in the storerooms, laboratories and study rooms of various institutions offering unprecedented access and learning opportunities.