This is a past event.

William Morris: Designing an Earthly Paradise 

When: Sun., Oct. 29 2017
This weekend, the Cleveland Museum of Art debuts another spectacular fall exhibition. William Morris: Designing an Earthly Paradise opens during regular museum hours today in the Arlene M. and Arthur S. Holden Textile Gallery (Gallery 234). Morris (1834-1896) was an English textile designer and major contributor to the revival of traditional textile arts and production methods in England in the 19th century). His rich patterns combined natural elements with complex geometric patterns, showing the underlying geometry of nature. The CMA’s exhibition includes woven and block-printed textiles from throughout Morris’ career from the CMA’s permanent collection, as well as volumes of Morris’ intricately designed books from the CMA’s nearly complete collection of books by Kelmscott Press and an embroidery by Morris’ daughter, May, on loan from the Cranbrook Art Museum. Designing an Earthly Paradise remains on view through Nov. 11. Admission is free. (Usmani)


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

Roll over stars and click to rate.



Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2017 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation