Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America

Through Sunday, April 28
Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover

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Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America chronicles a history of American basketry from its origins in Native American, immigrant, and slave communities to its presence within the contemporary fine art world. Baskets convey meaning through the artists’ selection of materials; the techniques they use; and the colors, designs, patterns, and textures they employ. Historical baskets were rooted in local landscapes and shaped by cultural traditions. The rise of the industrial revolution and mass production at the end of the nineteenth century led basket makers to create works for new audiences and markets, including tourists, collectors and fine art museums. Today the story continues. Some contemporary artists seek to maintain and revive traditions practiced for centuries. Others combine age-old techniques with nontraditional materials to generate cultural commentary. Still others challenge viewers’ expectations by experimenting with form, materials, and scale. This exhibition is divided into 5 sections: Cultural Origins, New Basketry, Living Traditions, Basket as Vessel, and Beyond the Basket.

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Through Sunday, April 28 · add to calendar today 2019-03-14 09:00:00 2019-04-28 17:00:00 America/New_York Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America https://www.delawarescene.com/event/24397/rooted-revived-reinvented-basketry-in-america Biggs Museum of American Art, 406 Federal Street, Dover, DE, 19901

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