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Wrap Art: Guatemalan Textiles from the Permanent Collection

January 19 - April 14, 2013 | Blessing Family Gallery

Guatemalan Textiles
Peraje (Guatamalan textile), Ca. 1925. Cotton, natural dyes, alizarin red, 38 x 79”

The FAC houses a magnificent collection of Guatemalan costumes expressing centuries of Mayan history and tradition. Guest curator Beth Olson will create an exhibition that focuses on a particular aspect of this vibrant collection. This show will highlight the many ways in which hand-woven rectangles wrap the bodies, braids, and bundles of Mayan culture in a tradition stretching back thousands of years. "Complex and sophisticated, this ancient tradition informs our esthetics with a modern sensibility" says Olson.


Raiding the Crates Raiding the Crates is an ongoing permanent collection exhibition series in the Blessing Family Gallery. As a DJ "raids the crates" for classic tunes to mix with new ones, we're doing the same with art from the FAC collection. For this rotating exhibition program, we will follow exciting grooves in the collection and spin new experiences with a spectrum of artists, ideas, styles, and media.
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