Robbie LaFleur

Monthly Archives: January, 2015

A Painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Spinning Gets a Bum Rap?

A highlight of my trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art this week was the Renaissance tapestry exhibit, “Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry.” (My visit is described … Continue reading

January 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Mad About MAD

I visit the Museum of Art and Design each time I come to New York.  The current exhibitions are always well-curated and filled with surprising and fresh art.  Weaving is … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Gallery Visits to See Tapestries I Can’t Afford

Day six in New York City started with a long window-shopping walk up Madison Avenue.  I generally like to purchase clothes on trips, but this trip has been gentle on my … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Contemporary International Tapestry

A rich and varied exhibition, Contemporary International Tapestry, opened on Sunday, January 10, at the Hunterdon Art Museum, an historic repurposed stone mill in the middle of Clinton, New Jersey. … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

News from New York: Weaving is Hot!

In the heart of hip Brooklyn, Erin Riley talked incredulously about how popular weaving has become, the type of weaving that she characterizes as “chunky stuff with fringe.”  It’s sold … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Textile Tour to NYC: Day Four, a A Studio Visit with Erin Riley

Since I was lucky enough to hook up with Mary Lane, Executive Director of the American Tapestry Alliance, on my trip, I tagged along on her planned visit to tapestry … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Day One in NYC: Grand Tapestries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

I spent Saturday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, so happy that I arrived in New York before the close of “Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry.”  Well, perhaps … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · 1 Comment