Textile detail


Old Patterns, New Order: Socialist Realism in Central Asia



October 10, 2015–May 29, 2016

Under Soviet political rule, artists across Central Asia created images that both embraced modernity and idealized the past. This exhibition examined the socialist realist art movement in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and others areas of Central Asia, pairing 20th-century paintings with examples of the traditional textiles they depict. Read the gallery guide for Old Patterns.

Organized in partnership with GW's Central Asia Program.