How fascinating! It looks as if the exhibit is going to be in Scottdale, Arizona, from September to February, but I couldn't find any other bookings (http://www.madmuseum.org/SEE/traveling%20exhibitions/RadicalLaceSubversiveKnitting.aspx). Too bad -- I was really hoping it would come to the Southeast U.S.
Thanks for the heads-up... I've been wanting to see this forever now.
And, to answer your query, according to the Museum of Art and Design website, it will next be in Scottsdale, AZ, from Sept. 20 - Feb. 1. Ir's available for a short period after it's showing in Indiana, so perhaps if one were to bug one's local museum enough they might hook it up.
So I'm not sure how I didn't know about The Dinner Party, but I just spent the better part of my day doing the virtual tour, and by the time I was about halfway through, I was weeping. I am without words, particularly after really seeing the runners up close with the maginfier. Even on the web, you can practically feel the energy that went into every single one of those pieces, and all together--it's just astounding. I felt like I was standing there watching all of these women/goddesses sit together at one table. So profound.
I'm sure you've read Women's Work by Elizabeth Barber, but reading that book made me feel very much the same way--in awe of the power of creation, in so many mediums. Wow.
You always have the best recs for stuff. Thank you!
Indeed! Dr. Barber is one of my heroes. I met her while I was in college, and she is an amazing woman. The lecture she gave was completely fascinating, and when she left the podium EMPTY-HANDED, we were gobsmacked. 120 information-dense minutes SANS NOTES. Her books are conversational and not a bit condescending. I admire her intellect and her ability to communicate. I envy all of her opportunities!! I think Women's Work should be required reading for all fiber and women's history majors. THANK YOU for suggesting it!! (Thanks also for your kind words! >grin