Image: Black Mountain College students weaving with backstrap looms. Image above: Wallhanging by Black Mountain College student Don Page.
The weaving program was started in 1934 by Anni Albers and lasted until Black Mountain College closed in 1956. Despite Albers’s elevated reputation, the persistent treatment of textile practices as women’s work or handicraft has often led to the discipline being ignored or underrepresented in previous scholarship and exhibitions about the College; this exhibition brings that work into the spotlight at last.
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