There’s a hidden treasure in the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s, and its hidding in gallery 279. Track it and you will find a collection put together by world-reknown textile designer, collector and author, Jack Lenor Larsen. His small, but amazing collection is showcasing a variety of African textiles; from a Morrocan Fez, a Kuba cloth, a Swazi mohair to delicate coptic textiles and even African motifs on a Swedish cloth and then some more. As the MIA puts it;
Inspired by his trip to Africa in 1962, Jack Lenor Larsen gave his studio designers the task of creating a fabric collection based on the designs, colors, and aesthetics of African cultures. This exhibition contrasts Larsen’s African Collection with authentic African textiles.
This exhibition runs through January 29th 2009. Make sure you get a chance to catch a glimpse of this exhibition.