Nomadic Murals: Tapestries of the Modern Era is open now through December 1, 2019 at THE BECHTLER MUSEUM OF MODERN ART.
For the first time, the museum’s entire tapestry collection will be on display along side five exceptional tapestries traveling from the Le Corbusier Foundation in Paris. The collection of more than 40 tapestries blends both modern and contemporary artists such as Pablo Picasso, Jean Miró, Ebony G. Patterson, Peter Blake and Charlotte born artist Romare Bearden.
Five newly conserved tapestries by Alexander Calder, Diego Giacometti, Fernand Léger, Roy Lichtenstein, and Pablo Picasso from the Bechtler museum’s collection can be viewed for the first time thanks to a grant from the Bank of America Art Conservation Project.
“Tapestry has a wide appeal to a variety of audiences for its intricate beauty and its transferability. Our museum is eager to explore and celebrate this remarkable work by so many major figures of 20th century modernism as well as select artists working today in this splendid medium. North Carolina is a particularly interesting place to present this exhibition, as the community has a rich history of textile production and continues to be a leader in today’s cutting-edge technology and design.” John Boyer, President and CEO of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Mark your calendar for Family Day at the Bechtler on May 11th.
Channel that creative energy and check out Family Day at the Bechtler. This free afternoon for kids under 18 and $9 for adults will be held on Saturday, May 11 from noon until 4:30 p.m.
Workshops and art activities will be centered around the Nomadic Murals exhibit including creating paper and ink collages, miniature artist books and tiny tapestries. Family Day also offers art-focused tours that begin in the lobby at 1 p.m. or 3 p.m.