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The Art of Living
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The impulse to cover interior surfaces has historically been both utilitarian and decorative. Early American rugs were yarn sewn, shirred, appliqued, and embroidered. As many surviving rugs attest, the best examples transcend function through the graphic power of their color and design.
“The Great Cover-up: American Rugs on Beds, Tables, and Floors” features approximately 65 rugs that span the end of the 18th through the mid-20th centuries, including several monumental masterworks, such as the museum’s stunning 13-foot Appliqued Carpet (c. 1860) and the magnificent Embroidered Carpet (1832–1835) by Zeruah H. Guernsey Caswell from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Other treasures from the museum’s collection include the rare and strikingKnitted Rug attributed to Elvira Hulett, a member of the Hancock Shaker community, whose design is a technical tour de force, and the graphic Pictorial Table Rug, which powerfully illustrates the strong link between church and home. Originally, hand-sewn and -hooked rugs were enjoyed only within the intimate confines of the home. Today, their public appreciation provides a fascinating glimpse into the private spaces of American life.
Although the museum regularly includes rugs in its exhibitions, “The Great Cover-up” is the first presentation devoted to a wide range of American rug traditions since 1974, when Kate Kopp and Joel Kopp organized the seminal show “Hooked Rugs in the Folk Art Tradition.”
Coordinated by Stacy C. Hollander, senior curator and director of exhibitions
You can read more in the Summer issue of RUGS coming in July 2018.
Meet textile artist James Shedden as he shows you how much of an impact color makes when your allow your creative spirit to roam free.
Say hello to Deirdre who hooks rugs that send powerful messages about our world today and where we are going.
The summer edition of RUGS is coming to you in July. A big thick magazine that hopes to capture your creative soul to inspire and learn about hooking rugs, the art of living, and the art of cooking. Your summer issue features textile artists from all around the world who have diverse backgrounds.
If you want to see beautiful colorful images and learn new things about you can add creativity to your daily life, explore the bright and happy pages that offer an escape from a hectic world, and enter a quiet place where everyone is welcome and friendly.
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Finding Coyote tracks in the newly fallen snow attract Sir Finlay's curiosity, and lead him along a path that takes him to a flowing creek and a small pond. Whilst small animals and birds watch Sir Finlay move through the snow, there is a resounding stillness and roaring quiet all around.
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