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ONLINE Open Studio From Home: Jordan Nassar

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Jordan Nassar’s hand-embroidered works speak to ideas of craft, heritage, and homeland. He creates colorful textiles with a method called tatreez, an ancient Palestinian cross-stitch technique. To make works like A Lost Key, Nassar sends altered tatreez patterns to craftswomen in Palestine. They complete his designs with color schemes of their own choosing, leaving a blank rectangle that Nassar later completes himself with an embroidered landscape. To Nassar, the landscape represents an “imaginary utopian homeland.”

This week, you and an art partner will make your own collaborative composition. See what happens when two artists create together!

Materials:
––Paper
––Color options (Colored pencils, Markers, Paint)

About Whitney Museum of American Art

99 Gansevoort St.

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212-570-3600

  • Standard hours: Sunday-Monday, Wednesday-Thursday, 10:30am-6pm; Friday-Saturday, 10:30am-10pm

  • The Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of twentieth-century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists. The Whitney is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting American art, and its collection—arguably the finest holding of twentieth-century American art in the world—is the Museum's key resource. The Museum's signature exhibition, the Biennial, is the country's leading survey of the most recent developments in American art.