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Major touring exhibition of work by Olga de Amaral opens at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

7 September 2021

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH) is the debut venue for Olga de Amaral: To Weave a Rock, on view from 25 July – 19 September 2021. This major touring retrospective spotlights the Colombian artist and her prolific, six-decade career though more than 50 works that trace Amaral's architectural investigations into the woven form and her pioneering visual language that has helped to transform the fibre arts movement.

The exhibition, co-organised by the MFAH and the Cranbrook Art Museum, includes works ranging from her early Muros (Walls) series to the more recent immersive installation Brumas (Mists). Four thematic sections tell the story of Amaral's creative spirit: "Radical Materialism," "The Rebel Warp," "Alchemy," and "The Line." To Weave a Rock travels to the Cranbrook Art Museum in Michigan in October.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, including texts by co-curators Laura Mott and Anna Walker.

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Major touring exhibition of work by Olga de Amaral opens at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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