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LTextile: Lithuania comes to Philadelphia

Lithuania’s population may be smaller than the population of the Philadelphia Metropolitan area (3.2million compared with Philly Metro’s 5.9million) but very soon it’s taking a crucial place under the spotlight of the world stage.

On June 1st Lithuania takes over the EU’s rotating Presidency… but more importantly, it’s taken over the second floor at the Philadelphia Art Alliance! Last week was our opening for LTextile, an exhibition of modern Lithuanian textile pieces created by eight contemporary artists from this Baltic Sea nation.

Philadelphia Lithuania textile exhibition

L Textile Exhibition at the Philadelphia Art Alliance

And the pieces are stunning, if we may say so ourselves. They’re vibrant, whimsical, incredibly intricate, and give us a glimpse of Lithuania’s history and culture: From embroidered milk pails and governmental forms doodled with fine tapestry, to a fully felted dinner feast. But please don’t just take our word for it: The exhibition is open Tuesday – Sunday from now until August 18th.

Lithuanian Textiles

Vita Geluniene with Birutė Letukaitė and Evaldas Jansas, “The Hunt of the Unicorn,” Gobelin-style Tapestry, 2010-11

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