Chinami Rickets, “Stripe Book” (detail), indigo-dyed cotton, 2021. Photo by Rowland Ricketts.


Rich and alluring, the striking blue color known as indigo has inspired weavers, dyers, designers, and sculptors across the globe.

July 2 – Nov. 5, 2023

Freyer – Newman Center

Discover contemporary artists from the United States, Nigeria, Japan and South Korea highlighting this plant-derived dye. With a winding history that spans millennia and traverses thousands of miles, indigo holds a complex and influential place in global art, trade and culture. Explore sculpture, textiles and works on paper that tell a story woven through with history, botany and beauty.

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