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‘Indoor rainbows’ made of thread coming to Amon Carter museum

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About 60 miles of multi-colored thread will be made into a piece of art for the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

Dallas artist Gabriel Dawe will construct the piece on site at the museum, which will have 16 colors and depict “indoor rainbows,” according to a news release. The piece, titled Plexus no. 34, is part of Dawe’s Plexus series, which uses thread to mimic light.

The work will be on display in the museum atrium from Aug. 16 to Sept. 2, 2018.

“A rainbow is nature’s way of drawing our attention to the everyday beauty around us, and Gabriel has constructed one for us,” assistant curator Maggie Adler said. “So often, we forget to stop, to let wonder overtake us. We hope our visitors will take the time to pause, look up and soak in this ethereal work.”

Dawes has a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at Dallas. His work has been featured in places like the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Admission to the Amon Carter museum is free. More information can be found on the museum’s website:

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