Box of Falling Stars

Copied Lenore Tawney, Box of Falling Stars, 1984, cotton canvas, linen thread, acrylic paint, and ink, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program, 1992.83, © 1984, Lenore G. Tawney

Artwork Details

Title
Box of Falling Stars
Date
1984
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
Approx. 108 × 68 × 70 in. (274.3 × 172.7 × 177.8 cm)
Copyright
© 1984, Lenore G. Tawney
Credit Line
Museum purchase through the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program
Mediums Description
cotton canvas, linen thread, acrylic paint, and ink
Classifications
Object Number
1992.83

Exhibitions

Media - 2019.15 - SAAM-2019.15_1 - 137377
Subversive, Skilled, Sublime: Fiber Art by Women
May 31, 2024January 5, 2025
The artists in Subversive, Skilled, Sublime: Fiber Art by Women mastered and subverted the everyday materials of cotton, felt, and wool to create deeply personal artworks. This exhibition presents an alternative history of twentieth-century American art by showcasing the work of artists such as Emma Amos, Sheila Hicks, and Faith Ringgold, who, stitch by stitch, utilized fiber materials to express their personal stories and create resonant and intricate artworks.