This exhibition explores the dynamics of weaving, as it encourages viewers to consider links between the rhythms of production and cloth patterns made during the twentieth century. Featuring cloths from Ghana, Nigeria, and Ivory Coast, Rhythms also addresses resonances across cultures from the spread of loom technology in West Africa. All textiles displayed in this exhibition are loans from William M. Itter, Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, who taught in the IU School of Fine Arts for more than three decades.
Rhythms: Weaving in West Africa
Saturday, September 23, 2023, 10:00 AM – Sunday, March 24, 2024, 5:00 PM
Focus Gallery, Raymond and Laura Wielgus Gallery of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous Art of the Americas, 3rd Floor