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Lunchtime with a Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series

Embroidered Gardens: 17th- and 18th-Century English and American Textiles

Afternoon Course

Monday, February 14, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1K0206
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$25 - Non-Member

Crewelwork curtain, English, ca. 1720 (Michael Fredericks/Cora Ginsburg LLC)

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Join curator Elizabeth Lay, a regular lecturer on the topics of fashion, textiles, and American furniture, for an image-rich lunchtime lecture series focusing on decorative arts and design topics.

Session Information

Embroidered Gardens: 17th- and 18th-Century English and American Textiles

Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries the use of floral motifs, whether inspired by indigenous or newly introduced species, dominated patterns in both domestic and professional embroidery in England and the American colonies. Titi Halle, director of the Cora Ginsburg Gallery, which specializes in fine and rare costume and antique textiles, discusses the creative designs and techniques that made these embroideries for furnishings and dress so distinctive. She offers examples through both images and live presentations of pieces currently in the gallery’s collection.

Additional Sessions

Patron Information

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