Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Exhibitions

Four Flemish Tapestries
  • Four Flemish Tapestries
  • 16-Dec-2009 - 31-Jan-2010
  • Central Court, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
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Description

For the duration of the winter season, Four Flemish Tapestries will be on view in the Central Court. This exhibition features four important weavings from the Spencer Museum’s textile collection that have not been shown for nearly twenty-five years. The four large tapestries were created during the late 16th and 17th centuries, and are exceptional for their completeness and quality. These tapestries depict a range of subjects, from a fanciful leopard hunt to an idyllic scene of country life. They illustrate the virtuosity of the Flemish workshops in the area called Brabant (Brussels, Bruges, and Oudenaarde) that were important centers of tapestry production from the late 1300s until the 18th century.