Express Talk: Lenore Tawney’s Fiber Art



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  • Free with museum admission

Led by educator Nancy Chen, this tour spotlights the experimental fiber art of Lenore Tawney (1907–2007) featured in the exhibition Weaving beyond the Bauhaus. Trained as a sculptor and as a weaver, Tawney innovatively combined different techniques to create abstract sculptural forms and textile compositions.

A work made of silk, cotton, bast fibers (probably linen), and rayon, plain weave with discontinuous wefts and exposed warps; knotted warp fringe over wooden pole wrapped with linen, plain weave.
Landscape, 1958
Lenore Tawney

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