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“Turning Point” exhibition to open in Nebraska

“A Turning Point: Navajo Weaving in the Late 20th Century” will be on view from October 1 through November 30, 2010, at the University of Nebraska State Museum in Lincoln. The exhibition will be hosted by the Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, from February 6 through March 2011. To read more, click here.

Announcing Our New Book!!!

Gloria F. Ross & Modern Tapestry Ann Lane Hedlund, with a foreword by Grace Glueck Yale University Press, in association with Arizona State Museum Expected publication date: November 2010 To pre-order your own copy and to see more details, click here. This beautiful book illuminates the ambitious career of Gloria F. Ross, a renowned editeur […]

GFR Center Transfers to University

The GFR Center for Tapestry Studies, Inc., has recently transformed into the newly formed Gloria F. Ross Tapestry Program at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Our staff energies and activities remain strong. The Center’s corporate assets have been transferred to the University of Arizona Foundation on behalf of this new entity, now an integral part […]

Archie Brennan featured in online exhibit

Curated by Anna Byrd Mays, the American Tapestry Alliance presents an online gallery of many tapestries by Archie Brennan, along with essays that provide fresh insights into his work. See this retrospective exhibition of impressive work at

Lecture featured American tapestries of Lorentz Kleiser

AN ILLUSTRATED LECTURE by Alice Zrebiec, sponsored by the Stark Museum of Art TITLE: “Making Tapestry an American Art: The Legacy of Lorentz Kleiser.” WHEN:  Friday, January 22, 2010, 6:30 p.m. Originally inspired by European masterpieces, artist Lorentz Kleiser (1879-1963) turned to American literature, history, flora and fauna as subjects for tapestries designed for public […]

GFR Center sponsors tapestry-related events

The Gloria F. Ross Center for Tapestry Studies announces a series of lectures at the first annual SOFA WEST (SCULPTURE OBJECTS FUNCTIONAL ART) expo held in Santa Fe, NM, on June 11-14, 2009. Critically acclaimed, gallery-presented SOFA events focus on 3-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art and design. With a […]

Join us in Santa Fe!

This year, we’re teaming up with the organizers of SOFA (Sculpture Objects Functional Art) when they bring one of the world’s foremost art expositions to Santa Fe, New Mexico, on June 11-14. 2009. Our goal is to share the wonders of tapestry with collectors, artists and gallery staff who might not already consider the artful […]


Whether you’re a collector looking for the next hot trend, an artist exploring a fabulous flexible medium, or a weaver seeking a challenging new technique, TAPESTRY HAS IT ALL. To explore more about what “tapestry” is and looks like – click here Illustration: Tapestry showroom, Robert Four Gallery, Paris.

March was Membership Month

Members take part in our programs and support all of our activities. This year, new and renewing members will receive special invitations to join us at SOFA WEST in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on June 11-14, 2009. SOFA stands for “Sculpture Objects Functional Art” and most definitely includes tapestries and other textiles! Upon request, current […]

Changes on our Board of Trustees

We are pleased to announce that Ramona Sakiestewa has been elected to the Tapestry Center’s board and Helena Hernmarck has become a trustee emerita. Both are superb tapestry weavers.” Following its June 2008 annual meeting in Tucson, the Gloria F. Ross Center for Tapestry Studies welcomed Ramona Sakiestewa (Santa Fe, NM) as the newest member […]