Dorsky Museum of Art to Present Binary Visions : 19th-Century Woven Coverlets from the Collection of Historic Huguenot Street

. October 13, 2010 . 0 Comments

The Dorsky Museum of Art will present Binary Visions : 19th-Century Woven Coverlets from the Collection of Historic Huguenot Street in the Sara Bedrick Gallery October 16, 2010 – March 18, 2011.

This exhibition, selected from the extensive textile collections at Historic Huguenot Street, will feature thirty coverlets woven from cotton and wool on water-powered looms in small factories across the mid-Hudson Valley during the first half of the 19th century. These coverlets present a striking range of representational and geometric imagery and will be installed emphasizing visual correlations over historical or geographical connections, allowing visitors to view, compare, and contrast dozens of coverlets at once. The exhibition will be a particularly important opportunity for historians and scholars to conceive new ways of thinking about the visual power of these coverlets.

Image: Coverlet (made for Hylah Hasbrouck), 1834, wool and cotton, Locust Lawn Collection/Historic Huguenot Street, photograph by Gilbert Plantinga

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