The age old tradition of weaving Oriental rugs and textiles has spanned at least two millennia and has created a deep and lasting impact in art and cultures throughout the world. From lining floors of grand palaces in Europe and the Vatican to everyday uses as prayer rugs, bags, and doorway covers, these textiles have innate impressive beauty and grandeur.
This exhibition features a magnificent selection of Oriental rugs and textiles from the collection of Reza Amindavar, a Tucson resident who has amassed unique pieces for thirty years from over a dozen countries including Iran, Turkey, and Azerbaijan. Several works on display date to almost two centuries old, and indicate weaving styles, textures, designs, and techniques representing the utility, luxury, and splendor found in woven art. This exhibition was organized by TMA and curated by Christine Brindza, Glasser Curator of Art of the American West.
With gratitude for the generous support of Lenore Hanauer Foundation and Howard N. Stuart/AGM Container Controls.
Presentation of the exhibition at TMA was made possible through the generous support of our season sponsors: Tucson Museum of Art Board of Trustees, Connie Hillman Family Foundation, James and Louise Glasser, Anne Y. Snodgrass, Frank and Jean Hamilton, Jon and Linda Ender, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, RBC Wealth Management/ Richard A. Schaefer, Vance L. Falbaum, Bobby Present, Doug Mance, Tim Dunne, Susan Dubow and Linda Immerman-Stoffers.