Amanda Browder: City of Threads

On View: June 22 - July 21, 2019

Lawn Installation

During the month of June, AAC welcomes visiting artist Amanda Browder, whose large-scale fabric installation will enliven the exterior of AAC’s building from June 22 through July 21, 2019. Browder’s vibrant installations are created with donated fabric in collaboration with community members. Her process breaks down the barriers between audiences and contemporary art by inviting members of the public to get involved with the process of creation, spurring conversations about community, art, architecture, and public space. The final result of the collaborative process – the large-scale fabric installation – works playfully with the architecture of AAC’s building, both complimenting its architecture and introducing an element of whimsy onto the building’s façade.

From June 6 through 14, Browder will hold public sewing days at AAC, inviting members of the public to join her to sew. Please visit our Community Sewing Days event page for more information about the project. On June 7 at 9am, the artist will discuss her work at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden as part of the Hirshhorn/AM series. Browder’s talk will be followed by public sewing in the Hirshhorn’s Lerner Room.


Born in Missoula, Montana in 1976, Amanda Browder received an MFA/MA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Browder has shown nationally and internationally at venues including the New Museum, Ideas City Festival, (New York, NY); The Dumbo Arts Festival (Brooklyn, NY); University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, AL); Nuit Blanche Public Art Festival/LEITMOTIF (Toronto, Canada); Mobinale (Praque, Czech Republic); Nakaochiai Gallery (Tokyo, Japan); White Columns (New York, NY); No Longer Empty (Brooklyn, NY) and at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY) as part of a large-scale installation project funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Browder is a founder of the art podcast, Bad at Sports. Her work has been included in several book publications including Unexpected Art (Chronicle Books) and Strange Material (Arsenal Pulp Press) and has been covered in publications from The New York Times to Fibers Magazine.

Amanda Browder’s project at AAC has been funded in part by the Arlington Cultural Affairs division of Arlington Economic Development and the Arlington Commission for the Arts.

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