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Ram Horns and Scorpion Tails: Textiles from Uzbekistan in Calgary

Nickle Galleries was warm and vibrant last week as we celebrated the unveiling of a new public art installation and a number of exhibition openings, including Ram Horns and Scorpion Tails: Textiles from Uzbekistan. This exhibition is the first major textile exhibition to be mounted in the new Nickle Galleries… read more

Unravelling the Yarns, War Rugs and Soldiers

A new exhibition at The Military Museums in Calgary explores the development of war rugs in the context of Canadian soldiers’ experiences in Afghanistan. Unravelling the Yarns, War Rugs and Soldiers is on view in the Founders’ Gallery from September 11, 2010 through January 31, 2011. The exhibition features selections … read more

Kyrgyz Reed Screens at the Nickle Arts Museum

The Nickle Arts Museum presents the exhibition “Reeds & Wool Patterned Screens of Central Asia” from the Sommer-Krieger Collection 2 October, 2009 – 6 February, 2010. Located in the heart of Central Asia, the people and culture of Kyrgyzstan were little known until the dissolution of the Soviet Republic in … read more

Central Asian Textiles at The Nickle Arts Museum

The Nickle Arts Museum is located in Calgary, Canada Central Asia is home to a number of Tribal groups with rich and varied textile traditions. Many of these speak to Tribal identity, nomadic lifestyle, or recent negotiations with urban life. From silk weaving, to wrapped reeds, fine embroidery and knotted … read more