San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
January 29 – April 7, 2014
Metamorphosis: Clothing and Identity
A retrospective of the San Francisco Bay Area Art-to-Wear movement that traces the evolution of the rich history and legacy of this genre from its inception in the 1960s to the current group of second generation designers that are creating their own one-of-a-kind, handmade, artful garments. The exhibition will also present a “metamorphosis” of clothes that transcends functional attire and becomes sculptural manifestations of symbolic ideas that challenge our notion of clothing and identity. For more info: www.sjquiltmuseum.org
Around the Table: food, creativity, community is a festival that celebrates the role food plays in our lives. 38 Bay Area organizations are presenting projects by local farmers, artists, designers, architects, performers, and activists through the spring of 2014. The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles is part of Around the Table through our exhibition Tasty, too! This exhibition offers a whimsical exploration into the intersection of some of our most basic needs – food, warmth, communits – showcasing food inspired quilts and textiles from a private collection, contemporary artists and the community. Pot holders from L&S member Kathy Murphy’s collection are included in this exhibit.
East Bay Heritage Quilters Voices in Cloth 2014: Extraordinary Quilts by the Bay
March 22-23, 2014
Includes more than 200 quilts and garments. Craneway Pavilion on the Richmond Waterfront. www.ebhq.org/quilt-shows/vic2014.
Legion of Honor
Runs until March 2014
The Triumph of the Seven Virtues exemplifies the role of allegory in the Renaissance tapestry tradition. Woven in Brussels around 1535, the seven tapestries represent the theological virtues—Faith, Hope, and Charity—along with the cardinal virtues—Temperance, Prudence, Justice, and Fortitude.
Read about the conservation of The Triumph of Justice, one of the three tapestries now on display at the Legion (http://deyoung.famsf.org/blog). Loom and Shuttle Guild members B Arthur, K Murphy and B Nitzberg all had a hand in it.
January 25 – June 1, 2014 San Francisco International Airport: Turn, Weave, Fire and Fold: Vessels from the Forrest L. Merritt Collection. San Francisco International Terminal Main Hall. An exhibition of work by Bob Stocksdale, Kay Sekimachi, James Lovera and June Schwarcz. www.flysfo.com/museum/exhibitions/turn-weave-fire-and-fold
Now through June, 2014 “Lace – A Sumptuous History 1600′s to 1900s”.
Flying in or out of San Francisco? Be sure to stop in the International Terminal
to see “Lace – A Sumptuous History 1600′s to 1900s”. Lace from the collections
of The Lace Museum in Sunnyvale, CA and Lacis in Berkeley, CA combine to create
a wonderful exhibit of lace. And it is BEFORE Security, so you do not actually
have to be flying to go see it. Boarding Area G, near the North food court in
the International Terminal.
For details and close up
Another great lace exhibit is in San Francisco: The Textile study room
of the deYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park has a wonderful gem of an exhibit of
lace from the museum’s collection along with black and white prints of people
wearing lace from the 1600s to the 1900s. Upstairs, just off the textile