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Off the Wall: American Art to Wear

November 10, 2019–May 17, 2020
Delight in the astonishing inventiveness and techniques of a generation of mixed-media artists who pioneered a new art form designed around the body. Coming of age during the dramatic cultural shifts of the 1960s and 70s, the artists in this distinctively American movement explored nontraditional materials and methods to create adventurous, deeply imaginative works.
https://philamuseum.org/calendar/exhibition/wall-american-art-wear
 

 

Key Print Resources

Two Great Online Articles Related to Exhibition

Bibliography of Related Materials Available in the PMA Library

Exhibition Themes and Sample Objects

1. The Times They are a Changing

Disintegration of the Bauhaus.1967

Ed Rossbach (American, 1914-2002)

Jute netting

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Purchased with funds contributed by The Women’s Committee and the Craft Show Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1998.

 

2. Good Vibrations

Maat's Collar.1990

K. Lee Manuel, (American, 1936 – 2003)

Painted feathers, braided cordPhiladelphia Museum of Art, Promised gift of The Julie Schafler Dale Collection.

 

3. Oh Mother Earth

Landscape Kimono: Winter, 1988

Nicki Hitz Edson (American, born 1941)

Wool machine

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Promised gift of The Julie Schafler Dale Collection

 

4. Other Worlds

Oz Socks.1978

Susanna Lewis (American, active 1974 - 1980s)

Loom-knitted, appliqued, and crocheted wool, cotton, rayon, nylon, linen, and satin; beads; plastic heels

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Promised gift of The Julie Schafler Dale Collection

 

5. Come Together

Overdone Jacket. 1973

Mario Rivoli (American, born 1943)

Found objects, silk, cotton

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Promised gift of The Julie Schafler Dale Collection

 

6. This Land is Your Land

Grand Central Coat and Scarf. 2003

Linda Mendelson, (American, born 1940)

Wool crochet and wool machine knit

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Gift of Henry Benning Spencer

7. I Am Woman

Combat Vest. circa 985

Sheila Perez Ghidini, (American, active 1980s)

Molded plastic figures on quilted plain weave

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Promised gift of The Julie Schafler Dale Collection, 

8. Everybody's Talkin'

Preposition Jacket. 1989

JoEllen Trilling (American, active 20th century)

Tinted and ink drawings on cotton, other materials

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Promised gift of The Julie Schafler Dale Collection

9. Color My World

Shawl. c. 1996

Randall Darwall

Silk and metalic yarns

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Gift of Anne d'Harnoncourt in honor of Mrs. Robert L. McNeil, Jr., 1997

Artists to Explore

Select Artists to Explore

 

Jean Williams Cacicedo

(American, born 1948)

Nicki Hitz Edson

(American, born 1941)

Ana Lisa Hedstrom  

(American, born 1943)

Dina Knapp  

(Israeli, active United States, 1947-2016)

Janet Lipkin

(American, born 1948)

Mark Mahall

(American, (1949-1978)

Linda Mendelson

(American, born 1940)

Norma Minkowitz

(American, born 1937)

Ana VA Polesny

(American, born Czechoslovakia, born 1944)

Jamie Summers

(American, 1948-1983)

JoEllen Trilling

(American, active 20th Century)