What a room full of beauty!!! That closes on September 27th
Then, I crossed the hallway and entered a special exhibit A Case for Wine which closes Sept 20th. I had not intended to wander thru this exhibit until I was told there were many TEXTILES
Textiles??? On display???Made for the Cathedral Seo de Urgel, Lérida, Spain
Yeah, went right on over & was delighted at the stumpwork around a wall mirror,
a needlepoint chair seat, a small bag, a bedcover with embroidery --- and more! I did an on-line search for textiles on display. Some of these came up in the search, others did not.
If you follow the link to the current exhibitions, you will see selected works --- not a lot of photos of the textiles, tho.
There were embroidered pieces, filet net pieces, a beautiful altar piece, altar cloth, fragments, etc. I was delighted to stumble on this exhibit.
Chalice Cover, Early 17th century
Had to walk quickly to the train station ... had to get back to haul DS around. Wish I would have had more free time today : )
My Mom's birthday is later this month & we may go see the exhibits, lunch, etc. I keep my fingers crossed for good weather & no mishaps!
SO --- if you are out and about in Chicago, take the time & check out the exhibit!!!