Okay, so it’s not happening until next summer, but I’m pretty excited about this upcoming exhibit at the Kimbell. Of all the pre-Columbian civilizations, the Andean groups are my favorites. The Wari were long before the Inca, and I look forward to seeing the many artifacts in this exhibit. I’m not sure how much I really paid attention to Wari art, but I remember the 2008 Ed Rossbach exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. It was delightful to find this totally unknown (to me) exhibit! What I liked was that the inspiration for the pieces, either in picture form or real artifacts, were included. Wonderful! He seems to have experimented with just about every textile technique know to man. Here’s a Google image page to see the wide variation in his work.
In the Kimbell calendar magazine, that arrived Saturday, were many pictures of brightly colored woven objects—woven with cotton, camelid fibers, and feathers. Woo hoo!