Michener Art Museum announces Suspended Harmonies. Sculptures by Ted Hallman

The Michener Art Museum announces Suspended Harmonies. Sculptures by Ted Hallman, an exhibition on view November 3, 2012 – March 3, 2013.

Ted Hallman will create a unique installation using fibers and textiles in the Pfundt Gallery of the Michener Art Museum. He has been an important figure in modern textile design since the late 1950s, pioneering fiber developed for military use in World War II as an artistic medium. Born in 1933 in Bucks County, his work is in the permanent collections at the Smithsonian Institution, the Metropolitan Museum, the American Craft Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others. Hallman has taught at prestigious art academies and traveled the globe studying with leading textile artists. Along the way, he influenced an entire generation of artists in the emerging craft movement he helped to raise in stature. He continues to do so today. “I thought of myself as a weaver, and here they wanted me in an art museum,” Hallman said as major museums have collected his work. A child prodigy in fiber art, he was amused years later when studying for his Master’s Degree at prestigious Cranbrook Academy of Art, he was taught to create the double-interlocking tapestry — he had already once produced in a Cub Scout project.

The James A. Michener Art Museum is located at 138 South Pine St., Doylestown, Pa. Museum hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 4:30 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday noon to 5 pm. Through August 9, the museum is open until 9 pm on Thursdays. Admission: Members and children under 6, free; adults $15; seniors $13; college student with valid ID $11; ages 6-18 $7.50; under 6 free. For more information, visit www.michenerartmuseum.org or call 215-340-9800.

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