Flexible Medium: Art Fabric from the Museum Collection

January 20, 1984 – August 18, 1985

Renwick Gallery
1661 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

2nd Floor

Some 30 works demonstrate diverse approaches by American artists to the structure and surface embellishment of textiles. Included are a felt applique by Helen Frankenthaler; a hanging silk and linen cord sculpture by Sheila Hicks, and a painted fabric maquette (preliminary model) by Sam Gilliam. Artists include Ann Albers, Ed Rossbach, Katheryn Westphal, and Claire Zeisler.