Press Release

Kay Sekimachi: Weaving Traditions


 Charles Schuler 
Director of Marketing & Communications 
San Francisco International Airport
(650) 821-5031

Kay Sekimachi: Weaving Traditions 
New exhibition at SFO’s Harvey Milk Terminal 1 features the innovative textile art of Kay Sekimachi. 

SAN FRANCISCO—Kay Sekimachi (b. 1926) is a pioneering fiber artist whose complex work reflects an elegant impression of simplicity. For more than seven decades, she has mastered a wide range of media and techniques, including on- and off-loom textiles, stitched-paper forms, and molded-fiber bowls. Loom weaving captivated Sekimachi after a chance introduction in college sent her on a remarkable lifelong journey. Considered a “weaver’s weaver,” Sekimachi has created an oeuvre of decorative, figurative, and abstract textile art and sculpture that is without parallel. Kay Sekimachi: Weaving Traditions presents a retrospective of Kay Sekimachi’s extraordinary woven art from the collection of Forrest L. Merrill. 

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Kay Sekimachi: Weaving Traditions is located post-security in Harvey Milk Terminal 1 of the San Francisco International Airport. This exhibition is accessible from November 4, 2023 – June 2, 2024 to ticketed passengers, and through prior arrangement by emailing


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