Voices of American Design Lecture: Jon Eric Riis, Contemporary Tapestry Artist

Woven in Satire–Potent Messages

Considered by many to be the nation’s leading contemporary tapestry artist, Jon Eric Riis creates artworks populated by figurative motifs that challenge ideas of beauty and mythology. His tapestries—recognized for both their provocative content and their stunning execution—are found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and recently The Textile Museum. Join the artist himself for a special lecture spanning works from his decades-long career.

This program is part of the Voices of American Design lecture series. Free for museum members and current GW students, faculty, and staff; $10 for the public. Advance registration is required; space is limited. Register online or call 202-994-7394.


Thursday, February 4, 2016



The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st Street, NW

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