Nancy Macko: The Story of Lola's Tapestry and Work from "The Fragile Bee"

Artist Nancy Macko tells about the extraordinary floral tapestry she created for Schow Hall at Scripps College taking viewers through the process from pixel to thread. She also presents work from her traveling exhibition, "The Fragile Bee" to the Fine Arts Foundation on March 10, 2021. A professor of art at Scripps College who specializes in studio art, media studies, and gender and women’s studies, Macko began a commission for a tapestry for the Georgia B. Ridder Living Room of the newly constructed Schow Hall in 2017. The process took a year to complete and "Lola’s Garden" was installed in April of 2018. Her exhibition, "The Fragile Bee", has been traveling since 2018 to various art and science museums across the country and will continue to travel through 2023. Macko was recently appointed to the Mary W. Johnson Professorship in Teaching. Her works are in the collections of the Arithmeum, University of Bonn; Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Bell Gallery, Brown University, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Mount Holyoke College Museum of Art; New York Public Library; North Dakota Museum of Art; Pomona College Museum of Art; Portland Art Museum; Rhode Island School of Design Museum; Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College. Learn more about the work of Nancy Macko on her website​. Learn more about the Fine Arts Foundation at​.