Anni Albers Textiles
#tbt to the landmark 1949 exhibition Anni Albers Textiles, the Museum’s first ever devoted to the work of a single textile artist. It surveyed Albers’s enormously creative output, from weaving experiments in corn, grass, and string, to drapery, upholstery, pictorial tapestry, and “room dividers” intended to create differentiated spaces within open architectural plans. Albers was a legendary arts educator who had studied and later become a weaving instructor at the Bauhaus school in Germany, where she met her husband, the artist and educator Josef Albers. After Nazi pressure forced the school to close in 1933, she and Josef moved to continue teaching at Black Mountain College in North Carolina, which is where she later prepared for her MoMA exhibition. Albers was closely involved with the exhibition, designing new textiles made expressly for the purpose. The exhibition was highly popular and subsequently traveled to 26 locations throughout North America.
See images of the installations and more at mo.ma/2nkTQuE. 29 of #52exhibitions