This roundtable convenes scholars who have conducted extensive archival research on topics in twentieth-century tapestry, whether on individual tapestry artists, tapestry studios, or tapestry exhibition venues. Our conversation will focus on the primary source material, such as letters, sketches, and samples, that animates each scholar’s research. We will explore what this material reveals about the tapestry medium and how it might inform future research.
Presenters include Marit Paasche, independent curator and writer, author of 'Hannah Ryggen: Threads of Defiance' (Thames and Hudson and University of Chicago Press, 2019); Giselle Eberhard Cotton, art historian and director of the Toms Pauli Foundation, co-author of 'From Tapestry to Fiber Art: The Lausanne Biennials 1962-1995' (Skira, 2017); Ann Lane Hedlund, curator, writer, and former director of the Gloria F. Ross Center for Tapestry Studies, author of 'Gloria F. Ross and Modern Tapestry' (Yale University Press, 2010); and Lilien Lisbeth Feledy, fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and Marie Cuttoli scholar.
This event is free and open to the public. It is hosted by the Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association and will be moderated by Mae Colburn, studio manager and archivist for tapestry artist Helena Hernmarck.