USC Fisher Museum of Art Announce Exhibition "John Nava: The Making of the Trojan Family Tapestry"

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LOS ANGELES, CA.- USC Fisher Museum of Art announces the exhibition “John Nava: The Making of the Trojan Family Tapestry” on view through April 9, 2011. Commissioned in 2008 by Ronald Tutor Campus Center Art and Trojan Traditions, under the advisement of Fisher Museum Director Selma Holo, the Trojan Family Tapestry was created by world renowned artist John Nava. This exhibition will feature Nava’s paintings and show the processes by which the final tapestry was created. The exhibition will contain 15 figure studies in oil on panel or linen, various tapestry “test pieces” as well as other paintings by Nava. Once commissioned, Nava made frequent trips to the university from his home and studio in Ojai, California photographing life on campus and the Trojan Spirit. He also attended a USC football game. The finished tapestry now hangs as the signature work of art in t