Subversive, Skilled, Sublime: Fiber Art by Women Open House

Friday, June 7, 2024, 11am – 2pm EDT
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Event Location
Renwick Gallery, First Floor
Renwick Gallery
  • Gallery Talks & Tours
Renwick Gallery
Join curators and artists for the opening of the Renwick Gallery’s newest exhibition featuring artworks from SAAM’s collection. Grounded in the experiences and perspectives of women of diverse backgrounds, this exhibition provides an alternative, feminist history of American art. Listen to gallery talks from SAAM curator Mary Savig and curatorial assistant Laura Augustin Fox for an in-depth look into creating this exhibition, then mingle with artists like L’Merchie Frazier, Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, Lia Cook, Ed Johnetta Miller, and Susan Iverson to discuss their creative processes and featured artworks.  

Image credit: Emma Amos, Winning, 1982, acrylic on linen with hand-woven fabric, 75 × 64 in. (190.5 × 162.6 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 2019.15, © 1982, Ryan Lee Gallery, New York


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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.