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Virtual Documentary Viewing: Hernmarck Tapestries at Hudson Yards

Helena Studio
6:30 p.m.

Join ASHM and Swedish textile artist Helena Hernmarck for a viewing of the documentary "Hernmarck Tapestries at Hudson Yard."

This film presents tapestry artist Helena Hernmarck’s latest major commission: two sets of monumental tapestries for a residential lobby at 35 Hudson Yards in New York City. It showcases Helena’s ongoing collaboration with weavers and spinners in Sweden, as well as the complex design and installation requirements for this unique commission. Above all, it highlights the ongoing relevance of tapestry as an art form in contemporary architectural settings. The film is followed by a Q&A with Helena Hernmarck.

Helena Hernmarck is a tapestry artist and weaver best known for her monumental, commissioned tapestries designed for architectural settings. Active since the 1960s, Hernmarck has worked with architects including Philip Johnson, I.M. Pei, George Nelson, Chuck Bassett, and Kevin Roche. Her tapestries are in numerous museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

The program is presented over Zoom. $5 for ASHM members and $10 for nonmembers.


Photo caption:
- Helena Hernmarck, Maple Tree, 2020. Wool, linen, cotton, 330 x 98 in. Collection of the Related Companies, New York, NY. Photo: Norman McGrath
- Portrait photo credit: Ross Mantle