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Postcard from Lenore Tawney to Katherine Kuh

Correspondence Art: Postcards by Lenore Tawney at The Art Institute of Chicago

Tawney began creating postcard collages in the ’60s while she was moving between studios and traveling internationally. Though she left Chicago, the artist maintained a longstanding friendship with Katherine Kuh, who was the first woman curator of European art and sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago. The two exchanged mail art over the course […]
Toshiko Takaezu with moons, 1979. Photo Hiro

Toshiko Takaezu: Worlds Within, presented by the Noguchi Museum

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.
Close up of knit weaving

Weaving Abstraction in Ancient and Modern Art, presented by the Met Fifth Ave

On display from March 5–June 16, 2024 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, explores the striking connections between artists of the ancient Andes and those of the 20th century. 
Woven History Exhibition photo of a woven artwork on left and a hand felted dress on the right

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

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.
woven tapestry of a naked woman jumping with her hair flying in the wind, silhouetted against a background of colorful with red and yellow boxes of color

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

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.
stoneware by Toshiko Takaezu, closed forms including spheres and closed rounded cylindrical shapes, different color glazes

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

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.
Teresa Margolles, american Juju for the Tapestry of Truth, 2015. © Courtesy the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich/ Paris. Credit: © Courtesy the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich/ Paris.

Unravel – Exhibition at the Barbican in London

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.
Lenore Tawney Installation

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

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 […]
Movie poster for Lenore Tawney - Mirror of the Universe

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

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 […]