1) The Old Woman Tells the Story of Psyche, French, Paris, unidentified workshop, c. 1660, Wool, silk, gold thread; 118 x 104 in. 2) Psyche Dressing, French, Paris, unidentified workshop, c. 1660, Wool, silk, gold thread; 118 x 122 in.  3) Psyche at the Temple of Ceres, French, Paris, unidentified workshop, c. 1660, Wool, silk, gold thread; 118 x 108 in.

Weaving the Myth of Psyche
September 13, 2013–February 16, 2014

For the first time in over a decade, five rare tapestries depicting the story of the mythological Psyche will be displayed in our galleries. Made of wool, silk, and gilded-silver, these designs were based on fifteenth-century engravings and were part of a series produced by an unknown manufactory in Paris around 1660. While exploring the allegory of Psyche as told in the second century Latin novel Metamorphoses, this installation addresses the history and use of tapestries through its narrative reinterpretation during the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

From Our Collection

1950, Magritte Motherwell, 1946 Applebroog, 1985 Ryman, 1966

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