Japanese Textile Star at MVTM

The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum (MVTM) is thrilled to be hosting the exhibition “Reiko Sudo + NUNO, Textiles from Japan,” curated by Alan Elder of the Canadian Museum of History. The exhibition runs from 11 July to 22 November with an artist’s talk and opening remarks at the Old Almonte Town Hall, hosted by the Town of Mississippi Mills on Thursday 10 July at 5 pm, followed by an opening reception at the Museum from 6 to 8 pm.

Textiles created by the NUNO Corporation, led by co-founder and head designer Reiko Sudo, have been shown worldwide and are used by leading fashion designers and architects. They are in collections in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. While incorporating products from organic cotton to metals and feathers and using cutting-edge technology, NUNO’s fabrics are strongly rooted in Japanese textile tradition.

The installation of the exhibition takes the architecture of the Norah Rosamond Hughes Gallery as its starting point. An array of amazing fabrics will “dress” the gallery’s many columns. This wonderful historic building where workers produced award-winning textiles for generations is the perfect showplace for astonishing fabrics that range from “Snowy Branches” to “Scrapyard.” You won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to enjoy the work of this international textile star!

For information call the Museum at 613-256-3754. The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum is located at 3 Rosamond St. E. in Almonte.

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