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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
Level 3, Room 3610, University Teaching Gallery
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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, Museum of Modern Art, New York (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)

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, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 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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