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Decorative Arts
Hall W. Rockefeller Lecture:
The Unexpected Synergy Between the Work of Anni Albers and the Ancient Medium of Weaving

Monday, November 25
8:00 PM

Anni Albers was a German-American weaver, textile designer, and printmaker, who began her career at the storied Bauhaus school in the 1920s. Exposed to ancient South American weavings in German ethnography museums, it was not until Albers moved to North Carolina to teach at the experimental Black Mountain College that she visited Mexico and Peru for the first time. While there she would purchase fabric samples in order to deconstruct them in an attempt to unravel the secrets of the ancient Andean weavers, who she called “my teachers.” Ms. Hall’s talk will explore the unexpected synergy between the work of Anni Albers, which was on the cutting edge of modernist design, and the ancient medium of weaving, largely unchanged for millenia.

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PLEASE NOTE that members of The National Arts Club are not required to RSVP. A block of seats has been set aside for our members, however seating is first-come, first-served and entry to the event can not be guaranteed. Please arrive 20-30 minutes before the event start time.

This event is a designated Multiple Perspectives: Women in the Arts event.

The National Arts Club is thrilled to launch our 2019-20 season with "Multiple Perspectives: Women in the Arts,” a three-month festival (September - November 2019) exploring women creators, leaders, and innovators. The festival features over 50 performances, readings, presentations, and exhibitions focused on the arts, past, present, and future. “Since its founding in 1898, women have been welcomed as full members of our Club. ‘Multiple Perspectives’ is an opportunity for the Club to build on this commitment while fulfilling our mission to promote the arts,” said Linda Zagaria, Club President.


Hall W. Rockefeller Lecture
Monday, November 25, 2019 8:00 PM