Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Presents Takaezu & Tawney: An Artistis a Poet

Wednesday 14th | Depart 1pm

View twelve new acquisitions to the Crystal Bridges collection that tell the story of a remarkable friendship between the two artists. Curated by Windgate Curator of Craft Jen Padgett, the exhibition highlights how these two women shaped craft history in the United States by expanding and redefining the possibilities of their preferred mediums: Takaezu in ceramics and Tawney in weaving. Takaezu and Tawney had a close relationship for decades, from 1957 until Tawney’s death in 2007. The exhibit includes seven ceramic sculptures by Takaezu, two major weavings, two drawings and an intimately scaled assemblage sculpture by Tawney. The display showcases Tawney’s fiber works’ dramatic scale and presence alongside the dynamic glazing and textured surfaces of Takaezu’s varied ceramic forms. This exhibit is free for everyone.