[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.]