Glass House Presents

Fritz Horstman on Anni Albers

Thank you for joining us for a lecture on Zoom by Fritz Horstman about Anni Albers’s significant contributions to art and design. Please see the recorded lecture below.

Known for her pioneering graphic wall hangings, weavings, and designs, Anni Albers (1899-1994) is considered the most important textile artist of the 20th century. Comprising 116 objects from the collection of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, the exhibition In Thread and On Paper: Anni Albers in Connecticut at the New Britain Museum of American Art is curated by Horstman and will explore the groundbreaking work she produced in Connecticut from the 1950s through the end of her life, and will include an extensive body of textiles, wall hangings, commercial collaborations, and works on paper.

A related project — Pliable Plane: Anni Albers — is scheduled for Fall 2020 at The Glass House.

Fritz Horstman has worked with the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation since 2004. Prior to organizing In Thread and On Paper: Anni Albers in Connecticut, he organized exhibitions of the Albers’ work in Italy, Ireland and Croatia. In his role as education director he has lectured and taught workshops at MoMA, the Guggenheim, the Dessau Bauhaus, the Royal Academy of Art, Harvard, Yale, Princeton and more. Horstman’s writing has been published by Harvard University, The Royal Academy of Art, The Bauhaus Archiv, and others. Also an artist, his sculptures, drawings and videos have been shown in many international venues.

Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library is an occasional series of talks and events about architecture, design, and Modernism in New Canaan and beyond. Organized by The Glass House and hosted by New Canaan Library. The series is generously supported by the New Canaan Community Foundation.