Celebrating “Olga de Amaral” with a Virtual Visit to a Tapestry Loom
The retrospective exhibition Olga de Amaral: To Weave a Rock traces the prolific career of visionary Colombian artist Olga de Amaral, a pioneer within the fiber-arts movement. Amaral has used a traditional tapestry loom and innovative variations on traditional weaving techniques to create her own visual language.
For this unique program, the MFAH and Contemporary Handweavers of Houston use Zoom to visit a working tapestry loom. Everyone enjoys a front-row seat as the camera explores how looms work and the experimental techniques Amaral uses to create her otherworldly textiles.
Via Zoom & Facebook Live
► Monday, August 9, 2021 / Watch the Video
Virtual Learning & Interpretation programs are generously underwritten by the Jerold B. Katz Foundation.
This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Cranbrook Art Museum.
Major support is provided by:
Sara and Bill Morgan, in honor of Anna Walker
Additional generous funding is provided by:
Anne Lamkin Kinder
Lenore G. Tawney Foundation
Michael W. Dale
Leatrice and Melvin Eagle