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Eight Years of Textiles, History, Art, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

12.31.2010

Anticipating 2011

Happy New Year! I hope 2011 brings many good things your way.

[Left: A mounted African textile in artist Elliott Puckette's house; photography by Anita Calero, story written and produced by Miguel Flores-Vianna for Elle Decor October 2000. Right: Panel (detail). Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Textile Museum 24.3. Acquired by George Hewitt Myers in 1933.]

[Henri Cartier-Bresson's image from Matisse, His Art and His Textiles with Matisse in the foreground and Kuba cloth in the background on his bedroom wall, Vence, 1943-44.]

As a sort of follow up to my varied 2010 African textile posts, I have great news: A landmark exhibition of Kuba design is scheduled to open at The Textile Museum in October 2011. Weaving Abstraction: Kuba Textiles and the Woven Art of Central Africa will draw from the permanent collections of the National Museum of African Art and The TM, as well as private collections. Click here for details.

The TM's major fall 2010 show, Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats, continues on view through March 13, 2011 and (if you're not too groggy) the museum will be open New Year's Day until 5 p.m. Elliott Puckette: New Paintings remains on view at Paul Kasmin Gallery through January 22, 2011. Lastly, as mentioned the other day,  Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century opens the High February 19.

[Screengrab, top right, from Out of Africa.]

6 comments:

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Happy New Year Courtney! Hope it's the best yet!

Lynn

quintessence said...

I'm still hoping to make it to the Elliott Puckette exhibit - she's one of my favorite contemporary painters and I'm envious about the Cartier-Bresson show at the High - perhaps I can get the catalogue. Courtney - wishing you the very best for the new year - you are a wonderful continuing source of education and entertainment!!

Ann Marie said...

Happy New Year, Courtney! Another Textile Museum heads up....thanks! I love Kuba cloth. I guess I better join.
Ann Marie

Style Court said...

Lynn -- I hope 2011 is very good to you!

Cheers,
Courtney

Style Court said...

Stacey --

Happy New Year! Hope you make it to Elliott's show -- I can never get enough of her work -- and thanks so much for the wonderful comments you've shared throughout 2010.

Cheers,
Courtney

Style Court said...

Happy 2011 Ann Marie! I'm anxious to learn more about the catalog for this show. Will keep you posted.

Hope your year is off to a good start :)

Cheers,
Courtney