The Family Embraces

Media - 2002.20 - SAAM-2002.20_1 - 140947
Copied Carolyn Mazloomi, The Family Embraces, 1997, machine reverse appliqued, hand-stitched, and quilted cotton, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 2002.20

Artwork Details

Title
The Family Embraces
Date
1997
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
76 1280 78 in. (194.4205.4 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of the artist
Mediums Description
machine reverse appliqued, hand-stitched, and quilted cotton
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
  • Figure group — family
Object Number
2002.20

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.