In Thread and On Paper: Anni Albers in Connecticut

Black White Gold I
Anni Albers, Black White Gold I, 1950, cotton, lurex, jute, 25 x 19 in., © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2019
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. Curated by Fritz Horstman, 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 and view the complete exhibition catalog

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 

Virtual walkthrough

Weaving demonstration

Conversation with Fritz Horstman, exhibition curator

Listen to Anni Albers's lecture on design, given at Yale University in 1958

Virtual Events

May 11: Fritz Horstman delivered a live Zoom lecture on Anni Albers to a sold-out audience of 500. This event was a part of Glass House Presents, an ongoing series of public programs – including conversations, performances, and gatherings – that sustain the site’s historic role as a meeting place for artists, architects, and other creative minds. View the full recording here

May 14: Robert (Bob) Gregson presented a Zoom lecture on Josef and Anni Albers to a sold out audience. View the full recording here.

May 22: Fritz Horstman will lead a hands-on color workshop based on Josef Albers’s book Interaction of Color via Zoom at 11 a.m. EST. Register in advance here.

May 28: Enjoy a prerecorded collaborative lecture entitled "Experiments" presented by Fritz Horstman and Karis Medina, Associate Curator of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, examining the theory and practice of Anni Albers.
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Additional programs to be announced.

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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