15oct(oct 15)11:34 pm02nov(nov 2)11:34 pmDesigning for the Loom: Drawings by William GeskesEXHIBITION

This exhibition featured the striking designs created for over 40 years by William Geskes (18771962) for Paterson, New Jersey, silk manufacturers. His hand-drawn designs, translated into repeated patterns and then transformed into lustrous fabrics, ranged from graceful floral motifs to wildly colored abstractions. A fascinating glimpse into the textile industry in the first half of the 20th century.

The exhibition program at the Museum is supported through the generosity of the Harry C. Trexler Trust, Julius and Katheryn Hommer Foundation, The Century Fund, Bernard and Audrey Berman Foundation, Leon C. and June W. Holt Endowment, Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Friends of the Museum.

Featured image: William Geskes (1877-1962), Untitled Jacquard Design, between 1895 and 1940, gouache and pencil on paper. Gift of Karin Geskes Erny, 1993