Wednesday, September 01, 2010

The Textile Museum

The last stop museum stop for the day was the Textile Museum. I couldn't take any pictures in the house but here are a couple showing the grounds and the back of the house.

One of their big exhibits is:

Art by the Yard: Women Design
Mid-Century Britain
May 15, 2010 - September 12, 2010

The art of textile design changed radically after World War II as Britain was transformed from a country devastated by war into an optimistic consumer society. Three women designers were pivotal in this artistic revolution: Lucienne Day (1917- 2010), Jacqueline Groag (1903-1985) and Marian Mahler (1911-1983). Incorporating dramatic saturated colors and bold motifs inspired by artists like Alexander Calder and Joan MirĂ³, these young designers transformed the market by inspiring elegant yet affordable product lines that brought the world of contemporary art into everyone’s homes.

Really very interesting. Some of the designs reminded me of curtains we had in the living room when I was very young.

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