The GFR Tapestry Program was founded in 1997 to foster the creative practice and cultural study of tapestry-making from ancient to modern times. From 1998 until 2012, when we closed our offices, the Program’s research projects and public programs addressed the art of traditional and contemporary tapestry, handwoven around the world. Through this website, we continue to encourage the scholarly understanding and public appreciation of tapestries.


Our past activities have included:

  • conducting active interdisciplinary research;
  • organizing and supporting artistic, historical, and cultural programs;
  • honoring scholarly excellence in research, publication, exhibition, and teaching; and
  • collaborating with other organizations and individuals with similar goals.

Illustration: “after Telephone,” a GFR Tapestry designed by Richard Lindner and woven by Manufacture Pinton, France





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