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History of Textile Art
and History-Related Exhibitions

Yinka Shonibare, Gay Victorians, 1999.

History of Textile Art

Bigger Isn't Always Better
[Summer 2003]
An embroidery artist's thought on the birth, growth, and strengths of the genre of miniature textiles. [Feature Article]

Chinese Kites: A Rich Tradition
[November/December 2007]

Harris Tweed: The Fabric of Island Life
[Mar/Apr 2001]
The history of tweed fabric from the 1800s to the present. [Feature Article]

History-Related Exhibitions

Beauty, Honor, and Tradition: The Legacy of
Plains Indians Shirts

[Sept/Oct 2001]
A review of the exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York. [Review]

Immigration and Integration
[Jan/Feb 2004]
A portfolio of work reflecting the experiences of immigrants and their descendents. [Feature Article]

Postcolonial Discourse in Garment Form
[Mar/Apr 2004]
The thriving field of postcolonial theory concerns the relationship between the former European colonial powers and their colonies. Artists Susan Stockwell, Elaine Reichek, Sue Blanchfield, Yinka Shonibare discuss their work in this area.

Quilts of Gee's Bend
[Mar/Apr 2003]
A review of the exhibit of 70 quilts from Gee's Bend, Alabama. [Review]

They Yearned for America
[Sept/Oct 2002]

Nine epic tapestries—each measuring six and a half feet tall and more than twice as wide—tell the story of Swedish emigration to the United States. [Feature Article]


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