Ceramic artist Molly Hatch created a monumental three-part installation for the Engelhard Court niches.

Her work bridges contemporary design, ceramics, and painting in a way that resonates powerfully with the Museum and its long history of blurring boundaries between fine and applied arts. The three-part installation—comprising Dyula Woven, Qianlong Silk, and Bergen Jacquard—was inspired by global textiles in the Museum’s collection: a rare early 20th-century strip-woven Dyula textile from Côte d’Ivoire, an 18th-century Chinese velvet throne carpet, and an 1844 jacquard coverlet woven in Bergen County, New Jersey.

Behind the Scenes Installation Process

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