Dead Blogging ‘Picasso to Warhol’ at Lowell Textile Museum

Well the Missus and I trundled up to Lowell over the weekend to catch Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol at the American Textile History Museum and, say, it was swell.

From their website:

The American Textile History Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts is proud to present Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol, a groundbreaking exhibition with rare pieces, many never before seen on public display, from the masters of 20th century modern art.

Picasso to Warhol traces the history of 20th century art in textiles. Highlights include work by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí, Sonia Delaunay, Raoul Dufy, Barbara Hepworth, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Ben Nicholson and Andy Warhol.

Our friend Jared Bowen featured this interview on WGBH’s Open Studio.



Representative samples (Salvador Dali and Henri Matisse):


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The Missus’ favorite was the Fish Dress collaboration between the great Claire McCardell and Pablo Picasso:




The exhibition ends next weekend. Lowell’s not all that far, yeah?

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2 Responses to Dead Blogging ‘Picasso to Warhol’ at Lowell Textile Museum

  1. Bill says:

    You seem to favor use of “swell” an awful lot as your favorable descriptive term for exhibits and shows you’ve seen. So I’d like to remind you that in the wonderful musical “The Music Man”, Prof. Hill warns parents in the song “YA Got Trouble” that one of the signs of potentail trouble with their children is if the parents catch them saying “swell”, among other phrases (“so’s your old man” is another one he calls out).
    So, should we be worried?

    • Campaign Outsider says:

      Damn, Bill – you must be as old as I am. I didn’t know that reference to The Music Man (never saw it, but then again never saw Star Wars or The Godfather or Animal House either) but I’ll keep it in mind in the future. And don’t worry, I’ll try to use “so’s your old man” soon.

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