The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
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A Nomad's Art: Kilims of Anatolia
Presented by: The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
To design a carpet or other textile, artists use the same elements of art found in other forms: line, color, shape, texture, and space. Textile artists often use repeating motifs and geometric patterning to make designs. Mathematical concepts like symmetry are powerful elements for introducing principles of design including balance, proportion, rhythm, harmony, and unity. In this tour students will explore symmetry and the patterns created in the kilim rugs from the special exhibition A Nomad’s Art: Kilims of Anatolia. Woven by women to adorn tents and camel caravans, kilims are enduring records of life in Turkey’s nomadic communities, as well as stunning examples of abstract art.
Date: 10/3/18, 10/5/18, 10/10/18, 10/12/18, 10/17/18, 10/19/18, 10/24/18, 11/2/18, 11/7/18, 11/9/18, 11/14/18, 11/16/18, 11/28/18, 11/30/18, 12/5/18, 12/7/18, 12/12/18
Time: 10:30 AM
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, 701 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052
Discipline: Humanities: Visual Arts/ Photography/ Film, Math/Geometry
Curriculum Connections: Diversity, Visual Art, Math/Geometry History/Geography
Grades: 1st - 8th grade
Ticket capacity: 40 per date.