Antique Anatolian Carpets: Masterpieces from Philadelphia Area Collections

PHILADELPHIA The University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 S. 34th St., is hosting “Antique Anatolian Carpets: Masterpieces from Philadelphia Area Collections” from Jan. 21 through April 2. Guest Curator of the exhibition is Dennis Dodds, an alumnus of the University, architect and noted Philadelphia collector. Exploring the historic legacy of … read more

Exhibits in Washington D.C. by Valerie Justin

A richly varied day in Washington D.C. December 8, 2005 by Valerie Justin   The three textile exhibits at the Textile Museum and the Ottoman Costumes at the Sackler Gallery provided a richly varied day in Washington, D.C. The “richly” applies particularly to the extraordinary opulence of Style and Status: … read more

Giant Leaf Tapestries – Exhibition in NYC

by Valerie Justin 22 November 2005 A group of Verdure tapestries called Giant Leaf Tapestries is being shown in New York City. The tapestries are possibly the earliest renderings of the newly discovered great forested landscapes of the New World. To see these exuberant tapestries hanging in a Manhattan brownstone … read more

Matisse, Art and Textiles – Exhibition review by Valerie Justin

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, until September 25th 2005.  Exhibition review by Valerie Justin. In Milan, at the 1999 ICOC a large exhibit showed paintings of the Renaissance and surrounding centuries, each accompanied by analysis of the Oriental Rugs in the paintings. In 400 years from now, if there are … read more