Nizhoni, A Beautiful Rug:
The Bertha Brossman Blair Collection of Southwestern Textiles

November 27, 1998 through January 17, 1999



Probably Arizona, Navajo Peoples, second quarter of twentieth century. Tees Nos Pos Eye Dazzler Style Rug. Wool, 90 x 54 1/2". Promised gift of Anne B. Sweigart.


Opening Reception
Friday, September 18, 7 &endash; 9 pm
7 pm, Patrons & Benefactors Preview

8 pm, Public Opening
in the Museum

Panel Discussion
Artists in the exhibition - including James Casebere and Abelardo Morell - will discuss their work and the issues raised by the exhibition's theme.
Saturday, September 19, 10 am-12 noon
Campbell Hall 153

Co-sponsored with the McIntire Department of Art with support from Arts Enhancement Funds

First Sundays Gallery Talk
by Suzanne Foley, curator
Sunday, October 4, 2 pm
in the Museum

Gallery Talk
Vik Muniz, guest curator
Tuesday, November 3, 5 pm
Reception follows in the Museum.

Among the artists represented in the exhibition are Tina Barney, Zeke Berman, James Casebere, Fischli and Weiss, Joan Fontcuberta, Mike Kelley, David Levinthal, Abelardo Morell, Jorge Ribalta, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Sandy Skoglund, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Boyd Webb. Guest curator for the exhibition, Vik Muniz is an artist, writer, and associate editor of Blind Spot. An illustrated catalogue with essays accompanies the show.

Making it Real is a traveling exhibition organized and circulated by Independent Curators Incorporated (ICI), New York, a non-profit traveling exhibition service specializing in contemporary art. The exhibition, tour, and catalogue are made possible, in part, by grants from the Lannan Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Presentation of the exhibition at the Bayly Art Museum is supported by Arts Enhancement Funds from the Office of the Provost.


Images and Text Copyright, 1997
The Rector and Visitors
of the University of Virginia
Charlottesville

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