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Dyed Well

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The Feminist Rug Hooking Practice of Emily Robertson

April 18, 2024 – October 13, 2024

(Happening Now)

"Dyed Well: The Feminist Rug Hooking Practice of Emily Robertson" is a survey exhibition highlighting the weaving and rug hooking practice of artist Emily ‘Emmy’ Robertson. Through a feminist lens, Robertson pushes the boundaries of storytelling and visual aesthetics by hooking hand-dyed wool into fantastical tapestries that depict historical moments in politics, natural landscapes, humor, and the artist’s complex and insightful personal narrative. "Dyed Well" celebrates her active career, current studio practice, and impact on contemporary weaving disciplines.


About Emily Robertson

Emmy Robertson is a textile artist who uses the traditional hooked rug technique as her medium. She has specialized in custom pictorial scenes of houses and gardens, theological imagery, humor and many specialized subjects for thirty years. Her work has appeared in juried and unjuried shows across the country which include: the Wenham Museum, Sauder Village (Best in Show), Japanese/American Show, FiberArts Design Book Six, Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council, the Shelbourne Museum, Cedarburg Art Center and the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts. Her work has appeared in numerous books and publications.


"Dyed Well" is made possible through the generosity of Collectors' Corner, Inc.

Exhibition Events

18 Apr

Free Opening Night Reception for "Dyed Well"

April 18, 2024 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of "Dyed Well" with exhibiting artist Emily Robertson and the Villa Terrace Art Museum.

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