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Upcoming Exhibitions

With approximately six new exhibitions each year, there is almost always something new to see at the Gregg. These engaging shows present diverse artists, cultures, media, and techniques and examine the regions where art and design intersect with science, engineering, math, and technology. Many originate at the Gregg, while traveling exhibitions from other institutions are sometimes brought in to broaden the range of perspectives offered. Each offering is enhanced by related programming, and many are accompanied by thought-provoking publications.

Material Message: The Tales Textiles Tell

Pauline Glasses, Diné Weaving, ca. 1995. Gift from Drs. Norman and Gilda Greenberg. 2016.033.099.

Throughout history cloth has been a powerful tool of communication. In many non-western cultures around the world it has been created and used to document, celebrate, commemorate and depict events large and small. Material Messages showcases the unique vocabularies crafted by artisans through color, pattern, motif, and techniques like  weaving, dyeing, embroidery and appliqué, to deliver messages within and beyond their individual cultures. Many of the cloths, like a good book, have folded corners and faded pages that in themselves tell a story. Material Messages expresses how different cultures communicate both similar and distinct messages through their particular cloth making traditions and reveals the depth and breadth of the artistic visions of these multi-cultural makers.