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Threads of Time: African Textiles from the Traditional to the Contemporary

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  • Rand African Art
    Threads of Time: African Textiles from the Traditional to the Contemporary January 22nd - April 14, 2007 Hillwood Art Museum C.W. Post Campus Long Island
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 1, 2007
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      Threads of Time: African Textiles from the Traditional to the Contemporary
      January 22nd - April 14, 2007
      Hillwood Art Museum
      C.W. Post Campus
      Long Island University
      720 Northern Boulevard,
      Brookville, NY 11548-1300
      Phone: 516-299-4073
       
      OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY JANUARY 25, 5 - 8 p.m.
       
      "Threads of Time, draws on Hillwood Art Museum’s extensive collection of African textile arts and related artifacts generously donated by collectors including Dr. Gilbert and Mrs. Roda Graham. Besides its rich array of textiles, the collection includes various hats, cloth-constructed masks, and weaving implements, coming from several African countries, including Mali, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, and the Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire). Exhibition curator, Professor Lisa Aronson of Skidmore College, has organized the exhibition according to five themes: (1) Techniques & Production; (2) Prestige; (3) Headgear; (4) Masquerades; and (5) Textiles, Trade, and Globalization. Together, these topics weave an interesting story about the production, meaning, and history of textiles in sub-Saharan Africa.
       
      If there is one theme that surfaces throughout this exhibition, it is the idea that cloth in Africa functions as a kind of language, and facilitator of speech. In Africa, where oral traditions often take precedence over written ones, cloth plays an important role in this communication. To some Africans, even the very structure of a woven textile, with its interconnecting warp and weft threads, bears a striking similarity to speech, in which words weave together to create linguistic patterns, or syntax."
       
      Exhibition catalog (VERY large file 22.32MB)
       
      Hillwood Art Museum website"
       
      Cheers!
      RAND
       
    • Rand African Art
      Sorry for the duplicate post in addition to Ari s...my brain still hasn t recovered from last night :-) The link to the exhibition catalog in my posting was a
      Message 2 of 2 , Jan 1, 2007
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        Sorry for the duplicate post in addition to Ari's...my brain still hasn't recovered from last night :-)
         
        The link to the exhibition catalog in my posting was a condensed preview version that is available online.
         
        The full catalog can be purchased from the museum:
         
        RAND

        Rand African Art <rand@...> wrote:
         
        Threads of Time: African Textiles from the Traditional to the Contemporary
        January 22nd - April 14, 2007
        Hillwood Art Museum
        C.W. Post Campus
        Long Island University
        720 Northern Boulevard,
        Brookville, NY 11548-1300
        Phone: 516-299-4073
         
        OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY JANUARY 25, 5 - 8 p.m.
         
        "Threads of Time, draws on Hillwood Art Museum’s extensive collection of African textile arts and related artifacts generously donated by collectors including Dr. Gilbert and Mrs. Roda Graham. Besides its rich array of textiles, the collection includes various hats, cloth-constructed masks, and weaving implements, coming from several African countries, including Mali, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, and the Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire). Exhibition curator, Professor Lisa Aronson of Skidmore College, has organized the exhibition according to five themes: (1) Techniques & Production; (2) Prestige; (3) Headgear; (4) Masquerades; and (5) Textiles, Trade, and Globalization. Together, these topics weave an interesting story about the production, meaning, and history of textiles in sub-Saharan Africa.
         
        If there is one theme that surfaces throughout this exhibition, it is the idea that cloth in Africa functions as a kind of language, and facilitator of speech. In Africa, where oral traditions often take precedence over written ones, cloth plays an important role in this communication. To some Africans, even the very structure of a woven textile, with its interconnecting warp and weft threads, bears a striking similarity to speech, in which words weave together to create linguistic patterns, or syntax."
         
        Exhibition catalog (VERY large file 22.32MB)
         
        Hillwood Art Museum website"
         
        Cheers!
        RAND
         

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