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Toshiko Takaezu: Worlds Within, presented by the Noguchi Museum

Saturday, March 9th, 2024
On display from March 20 – July 28, 2024, this exhibition will feature approximately 200 objects from public and private collections across the country, including a major weaving by Lenore Tawney, referencing Takaezu and Tawney’s important joint exhibitions and their many decades of friendship.

Woven Histories: Textiles and Modern Abstraction, presented by Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Monday, October 30th, 2023
On display from Sep 17th, 2023 – Jan 21st, 2024 at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. An exhibition exploring the intersection of abstract art and woven textiles over the past century.

Subversive, Skilled, Sublime: Fiber Art by Women exhibition, organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Sunday, October 29th, 2023
May 31, 2024 – January 5, 2025 at the Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC. The thirty-four selected artworks piece together an alternative history of American art.

Takaezu & Tawney: An Artist is a Poet, at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Saturday, October 28th, 2023
On display from Oct 14th, 2023 – Mar 25th, 2024 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, showcasing 12 new acquisitions to their collection that tell the story of the remarkable friendship between Takaezu and Tawney.

Unravel – Exhibition at the Barbican in London

Friday, October 27th, 2023
On display from Wed 14th Feb—Sun 26th May 2024 at the Barbican in London. This show brings together over 100 artworks to examine the ways in which artists have embraced textiles to communicate multi-layered stories about lived experience.

Tawney’s studio environment on view – Kohler Arts Center’s Art Preserve

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022
The John Michael Kohler Arts Center worked closely with the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation to acquire hundreds of key components from the artist’s last studio environment in 2019, with assistance from Kohler Foundation, Inc. The 486-piece collection includes artwork, collages, assemblages, furniture, and supplies. An installation of Tawney’s studio environment is on view at the […]

Lenore Tawney: Mirror of the Universe featured in the 2020 Milwaukee Film Festival

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
The Milwaukee Film Festival starts Thursday October 15, and this year’s lineup includes the John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s short documentary Lenore Tawney: Mirror of the Universe. The festival is being held virtually this year, so the 197 selected films will be streaming online October 15-29. The documentary features interviews with collaborators from the Mirror […]

Lenore Tawney: Mirror of the Universe receives 2019 George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award

Saturday, May 9th, 2020
The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) has honored Lenore Tawney: Mirror of the Universe with the 2019 George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award for excellence in art publishing.

Lenore Tawney: Mirror of the Universe to open at John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
A series of four exhibitions explores Lenore Tawney’s life and impact, offering a personal and historical view into her entire body of work.

Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019 to open at the Whitney Museum of American Art

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
This exhibition of over eighty works by more than sixty artists foregrounds how visual artists have experimented with the materials, methods, and strategies of craft over the past seven decades.

Weaving Beyond the Bauhaus on view at the Art Institute of Chicago

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
Presented on the centenary of this foundational organization, Weaving beyond the Bauhaus traces the diffusion of Bauhaus artists such as Anni Albers and Marli Ehrman, and their reciprocal relationships with fellow artists and students across America.