Ruth Adler Schnee: A Passion for Color

The Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo, Venice, Italy, June 4 - September 4, 2011

A Passion for Color is an exhibition of modern textiles designed by the American artist Ruth Adler Schnee. The exhibition is hosted at The Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo in Venice, Italy. It occupies the ground floor space and consists of original hand-printed fabrics from the ’40s and ’50s as well as current woven textiles paired with sketches and quotes from the artist.

The work was complemented by a documentary film, "The Radiant Sun: Designer Ruth Adler Schnee" (directed by filmmaker Terri Sarris and co-produced by Sarris and Eisenbach) and a glass installation in which the artist's designs are interpreted by Murano glass master craftsmen.

In Collaboration with Ronit Eisenbach and Caterina Frisone, co-curator. Sponsors: Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo & Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia; The University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Kibel Gallery; The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation; The University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching; The University of Michigan Institute of Research on Women and Gender; Anzea Textiles.