Molly Nye Tobey, Red Brickwork, 1930-60. Wool hooked on jute
ground, 77 1/2 x 40 1/2 in. Gift of Joel N., Jonathan S. and Joshua A.
Tobey, 1989-26.55. Photography by Andy Duback.


Bringing together a selection of vibrant hooked rugs alongside preparatory watercolors, sketches, and other ephemera, Carpet Diem: Molly Nye Tobey Designs for the Mid-Century Home spotlights the creative range of pioneering American designer and fiber artist Molly Nye Tobey (1893-1984). Best known for her “Hooked Historical Tapestries of the United States” (1947-1957), Carpet Diem investigates sources and inspirations that Tobey gathered from the world around her in order to create beautiful, functional art works with a modern flair for American homes during the mid-20th century.


Colgate Gallery, Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education


May 1, 2017 - Opening

Oct 31, 2017 - Closing