In Thread and On Paper: Anni Albers in Connecticut

Anni Albers, Photo: John Hill, ca. 1970, Image Courtesy of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation
 Anni Albers, Photo: John Hill, ca. 1970, Image Courtesy of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation,
"Installation view of Anni Albers at Tate Modern," 2018, Courtesy of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation
 "Installation view of Anni Albers at Tate Modern," 2018, Courtesy of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation,
"Installation view of Anni Albers at Tate Modern," 2018, Courtesy of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation
 "Installation view of Anni Albers at Tate Modern," 2018, Courtesy of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation,
Photo by Samuel McCune, Image Courtesy of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation
 Photo by Samuel McCune, Image Courtesy of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation,
"Installation view of Anni Albers at Tate Modern," 2018, Image Courtesy of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation
 "Installation view of Anni Albers at Tate Modern," 2018, Image Courtesy of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation,

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

In Thread and On Paper: Anni Albers in Connecticut

Known for her pioneering graphic wall hangings, weavings, and designs, Anni Albers (1899-1994) is considered the most important textile artist of the 20th century. Organized by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, In Thread and On Paper will explore the groundbreaking work and writing she produced in Connecticut from the 1950s through the end of her life, and will include an extensive body of textiles, wall hangings, commercial collaborations, and works on paper.

Collaborate on the creation of a large-scale “Weaving Wall,” an interactive, community-based installation that will allow visitors to produce a monumental weaving inspired by Albers’s colors, materials, and designs. Read more.

Artist Bio

Anni Albers (1899–1994) is celebrated for her pioneering wall hangings, weavings, and designs. She is considered the most important textile artist of the 20th century, as well as an influential designer, printmaker, and educator. Read more.

Related Programs

Members’ Opening Reception
Wednesday, March 18, 6-7:30 p.m.

Adult Studio Class | Weaving Watercolors with Mary Smeallie
Thursdays, March 5, 19, April 2; 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Adult Studio Workshop | Mini-weavings for Your Wall
Thursday, March 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

First Friday | Women’s Networking Event
Friday, April 3, 5:30-8 p.m.

Community Day
Sunday, April 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Lecture | Anni Albers: Experiments
Thursday, April 9, 5:30-7 p.m.

Adult Studio Workshop | Exploring the Art and Design of the Bauhaus
Thursdays, April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 6-8 pm

Gallery Talks and Curatorial Conversations
Wednesdays, 1-1:45 p.m.

  • April 22, Curatorial Conversation, Lisa Williams, Associate Curator, NBMAA
  • May 20, Fritz Horstman, The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation

Film | Weavers of Maheshwar (2016)
Thursday, April 30. 1-2 p.m. & 6-7 p.m.

[email protected] | Textile Techniques
Wednesdays, May 6–27, 4-5:30 p.m., Ages 8–13

An Evening with Robert Gregson, Josef & Anni Albers in Connecticut
Thursday, May 14, 5:30-7 p.m.

Youth Studio Workshop | Textiles and Textures
Saturday, May 30, noon-3 p.m.

Community Day Closing Event
Saturday, June 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Walk-in Tours of In Thread and On Paper: Anni Albers in Connecticut
Weekly, Saturdays, 1-2 p.m.

Art Cart
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon
On select Saturday mornings the Art Cart will have a weaving activity in support of the exhibition

Film | Bauhaus Women (2019)
Thursday, May 28, 1-2 p.m. & 6-7 p.m.

Live Weaving
Members Opening Reception, March 18
Community Day, April 5
Community Day, June 13
Saturday, April 11
Saturday, May 2
Saturday, May 9

Sponsors:

In Thread and On Paper: Anni Albers in Connecticut is part of 2020/20+ Women @ NBMAA presented by Stanley Black and Decker with additional support provided by Bank of America.

In Thread and On Paper: Anni Albers in Connecticut
is made possible by the generosity of The Coby Foundation, Ltd.

Exhibitions at the NBMAA are made possible thanks to the support of the Special Exhibition Fund donors, including John N. Howard, Sylvia Bonney, Anita Arcuni Ferrante and Anthony Ferrante, Marian and Russell Burke, and The Aeroflex Foundation.

We also gratefully acknowledge the funding of Brendan and Carol Conry, Irene and Charles J. Hamm and Carolyn and Elliot Joseph.

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