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2013 Schedule of Exhibitions

Rama Kila
Chamba Rumal,
showing the Raas Lila - the dance of the cowherd Lord Krishna with the gopis or cow girl herders
20th Century Chamba
Cotton, silk embroidery
21.5" x 21.5"

February 13 – April 28, 2013
Folk Indian Textiles from the Collection of Carol Summers

This unique exhibition of fifty objects demonstrates the wealth and breadth of the Indian folk textile tradition. It showcases colorful and tactile variety of decorated textiles, created with brightly colored patchwork, embroidery, applique, tie dye, block printing, painted cloth, quilting textiles, hand weaving, and hand sewing to dramatic effect. These objects are highlights from the private collection that local artist Carol Summers has been gathering since 1974. The collection is comprised of a range of textiles created by unknown women (and men) in India— both utilitarian and festive— with no pretense of being comprehensive. They are twentieth-century folk textiles collected with an appreciation for the beauty of design and craftsmanship, rather than perfection.

Junco Sato Pollack
Kesa Study Series -Kinhin # 5, 2012
metallic threads on pieced, layered polyester fabric

February 13 – April 28, 2013
Meditation in Space & Time: Junco Sato Pollack
Sutra Chants Hangings and Stitch by Stitch Mandalas

Join artist Junco Sato Pollack for this unique stitching demonstration and meditation practice. Museum visitors will participate in this meditation by stitching wishes or mantras onto a piece of blank sutra fabric prepared by the artist and then pinning it onto the "Collective Mandala" intended to commemorate the second anniversary of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The artist will be in the galleries: February 13 - 16, 11am – 3 pm.

These exhibitions and related programming are funded in part by Connie and Eric Tiegel, Terumi Irizawa, Moda, and Tavant Technologies, Inc.; the David and Lucile Packard Foundation; Arts Council Silicon Valley in partnership with the County of Santa Clara; the City of San Jose; and the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association.