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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Anni Albers, American (Berlin 1899 - 1994 Orange, Conn.)
Wall Hanging
Textile Arts
Work Type
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

Two-ply weave silk
actual: 178.8 x 117.8 cm (70 3/8 x 46 3/8 in.)

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Association Fund
© The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art

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Publication History

  • James Cuno, Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Ivan Gaskell, and William W. Robinson, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, ed. James Cuno, Harvard University Art Museums and Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), pp. 346-347, repr. color
  • Masterpieces of world art : Fogg Art Museum, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1997
  • Nicholas Fox Weber and Pandora Tabatabai Asbaghi, Anni Albers, exh. cat., Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY, 1999), no. 7
  • Henry M. Sayre, A world of art, Prentice-Hall, Inc. (Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2000), p. 291 / Fig. 395
  • Virginia Gardner Troy, Anni Albers and Ancient American Textiles: From Bauhaus to Black Mountain, Ashgate Publishing (London, 2002), p. 58, fig. 4.7, ill. (color)
  • Virginia Gardner Troy, アンニアルバースと古代アメリカのテキスタイル:バウハウスからブラックマウンテンへ, Kuwasawa Design Foundation (Tokyo, 2002), p. 71, fig. 4.7, ill. (color)
  • Nicholas Fox Weber and Martin Filler, Josef and Anni Albers: Designs for Living, exh. cat., Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and Merrell Publishers Ltd. (London and New York, 2004), cat. no. 8, p. 65, color illus.
  • Virginia Gardner Troy, The Modernist Textile: Europe and America 1890-1940, Lund Humphries (London, 2006), p. 122
  • Peter Nisbet and Joseph Koerner, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, ed. Peter Nisbet, Harvard University Art Museums and Scala Publishers Ltd. (Cambridge, MA and London, England, 2007), p. 137
  • Stephan Wolohojian and Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, ed. Stephan Wolohojian, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, 2008), p. 203, ill.
  • Leah Dickerman and Barry Bergdoll, Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity, exh. cat., ed. David Frankel, The Museum of Modern Art (New York, 2009), cat. no. 276, p. 214, color repr.
  • Henry M. Sayre, A World of Art, Pearson Education, Inc. (New York, 2016), p. 317, fig. 13-24, ill. (color)
  • Anni Albers, On Weaving: New Expanded Edition, Princeton University Press (Princeton and Oxford, 2017), n.p., plate 111, ill. (color)
  • Laura Muir, Object Lessons: The Bauhaus and Harvard, Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, 2021), pp. 258, 278, plate 23, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

  • From Werkbund to Bauhaus: Art and Design in Germany 1900-1934, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 05/12/1980 - 04/26/1980
  • 19th- and 20th-Century Paintings and Sculpture from the Museum's Collection, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 06/11/1980 - 08/31/1980
  • The Bauhaus Workshops: 1919-1933, American Craft Museum, New York, 06/29/1994 - 09/12/1994
  • Anni Albers, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, 03/24/1999 - 05/24/1999; Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, 10/28/1999 - 01/31/2000
  • Josef and Anni Albers: Designs for Living, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, 10/01/2004 - 02/27/2005
  • Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 11/08/2009 - 01/25/2010
  • 32Q: 1520 Art in Germany Between the Wars (Interwar and Bauhaus), Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/16/2015 - 02/24/2016
  • The Bauhaus and Harvard, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/08/2019 - 07/28/2019
  • Artisanal Modernism, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/28/2023 - 05/07/2023

Subjects and Contexts

  • The Bauhaus

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