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"Alice Lund Textilier and Swedish Textile Art During the 20th Century" Talk by Frida Lindberg
Frida Lindberg joins us from Sweden to give a picture of Alice Lund Textilier, the studio where all recent large exhibit tapestries for Helena Hernmarck have been made, including two of the pieces on display in the exhibit, In Our Nature: The Tapestries of Helena Hernmarck. Since its founding in 1939, the studio has produced many designed, hand-woven textiles, which have gone from the looms to interiors all over the world. The story of Alice Lund can be put in context with other remarkable Swedish textile artists of the period – women who, with their entrepreneurship, sense of design and craftsmanship, became internationally known. In this story, Helena Hernmarck has come to play an important role; walking in their footsteps, she has created her international reputation on a foundation of Swedish hand weaving culture, entrepreneurship and artistry, a position she still holds today. Frida Lindberg is the owner of Alice Lund Textilier, located in Borlänge, Sweden. She has a Masters of Arts and is currently doing research on Swedish textile art from the 1950s, based on the archive of Alice Lund Textilier.
The presentation costs $7 for ASI members, and $9 for nonmembers. Reservations are required; please call 612-871-4907 to sign up. Visit the museum before the talk, with special (extended) open hours from noon–7 p.m.