Judith Baum: Raveled Fabrics


Thu - Sun, Feb 7 to Mar 17, 10:00am - 5:00pm


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

JudithBaumHistorically overlooked, the Bauhaus weaving workshop was a site of technical innovation, artistic expression, and theoretical inquiry. Judith Raum places the workshop and its predominantly female weavers at the center of two films on view. Archival photographs and close-ups of fabrics show the material and structural complexity that Bauhaus weavers achieved while also relating these tactile qualities to the institutional politics and aesthetics of their time. Raum’s films are a result of her extensive research on Bauhaus fabrics in European archives and at Harvard’s Busch-Reisinger Museum, which houses the largest Bauhaus collection outside Germany. Judith Raum: Raveled Fabrics is presented in the Lightbox Gallery, an experimental space for digital research and development at the Harvard Art Museums. For more information, click here.