SPIN A YARN - Guild Hall
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SPIN A YARN

Jorge Eielson (Peru, b. 1924 – Italy, d. 2006), 𝘙𝘰𝘵𝘢𝘻𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘟𝘝, 1978. Fabrics and acrylic on board. 21 inches in diameter. Estrellita B. Brodsky Collection.

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Saturday, May 18 - Mon, July 15

MUSEUM ADMISSION IS FREE

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East Hampton, NY 11937 United States

Overview

Spin a Yarn considers the close relationship between textiles and language, and particularly the use of fiber arts as story-telling devices, from ancient Andean times to the present. Originally a nautical term to describe the laborious process of rope making, the phrase “spin a yarn” evolved to refer to the stories sailors fabricated to pass their time during long sea voyages.

The exhibition features work by over 25 international artists and includes tapestries, embroideries, quilts, Vodou flags, and other fiber-based works. Spin A Yarn examines the historical importance of the tradition of textiles as tools for communication and cultural expression, as well as their increasing use in contemporary art to reflect on social, political, and environmental issues.

This exhibition is curated by Estrellita Brodsky, Founder/Director of ANOTHER SPACE, Chelsea, New York.


Galleries are open Friday to Monday, 12-5 PM. Museum admission is always free.

  • Estrellita B. Brodsky

    Estrellita B. Brodsky

    Estrellita B. Brodsky, PhD, is a New York-based art historian, collector and philanthropist, and an advocate for the art from Latin America. A founding member of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Latin American Art Initiative, the Latin American Acquisitions Committee at Tate, and founder of the Pompidou Foundation’s Latin American Acquisitions Committee, she has endowed curatorial positions in Latin American art at Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tate, and MoMA. In 2015 she founded ANOTHER SPACE, a program and not-for-profit exhibition gallery established by the Daniel and Estrellita B. Brodsky Foundation to broaden international awareness and appreciation of art from Latin America. 

    Brodsky holds a doctorate in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University and a Master's Degree from Hunter College. She curated the first U.S. museum survey of Julio Le Parc at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM): Julio Le Parc: Form into Action, (2016-2017), which she subsequently organized in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Buenos Aires, Argentina; the first U.S. retrospective of the Venezuelan kinetic artist Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Americas Society in 2008; and Jesus Soto: Paris and Beyond, 1950-1970 at Grey Art Gallery, New York University, in 2012.

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Museum programs are supported by Crozier Fine Arts and funding from The Michael Lynne Museum Endowment and The Melville Straus Family Endowment.  

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