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Join the Textile Society of America for curator-led tours of new exhibitions at The Textile Museum in Washington, DC, followed by a reception. During this special program, curators will offer an in-depth look at the museum’s spring/summer exhibitions Vanishing Traditions: Textiles and Treasures from Southwest China and Binding the Clouds: The Art of Central Asian Ikat. Also included will be a guided visit to the museum’s newly-opened Textiles 101, an interactive display that introduces the fundamentals of textile design, including fiber, structure, and color. Following the tours will be a wine-and-cheese reception with TSA board members and Textile Museum curators.
Date: April 5, 2018
Location: The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, 701 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC
3:45 – 4:00 Registration
4:00 – 6:00 Tours
6:00 – 7:00 Reception
One full fee waiver scholarship will be available to a TSA member who would otherwise be unable to attend. The scholarship deadline has passed.
Please note that this event is open to current TSA members only. To join or renew, please visit our Membership page.
Sumru Belger Krody is Senior Curator at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum. Her research interest is in late antique and Islamic textiles, with a focus on the influence of textile techniques and structures on the artistic, social, and economic power of textiles. She has worked in a curatorial capacity on more than fifteen Textile Museum exhibitions. Over the years she has authored and co-authored four books written to accompany some of her major exhibitions: The Sultan’s Garden: The Blossoming of Ottoman Art (2012), Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats (2010), Harpies, Mermaids, and Tulips: Embroidery of the Greek Islands and Epirus Region (2006) and Flowers of Silk and Gold: Four Centuries of Ottoman Embroidery (2000).
Sumru was co-chair of the organizing committee for The 13th Biennial Textile Society of America Symposium (September 2012, Washington, DC). She has also served on the board of Textile Society of America.
Lee Talbot is Curator of Eastern Hemisphere Collections at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., where he specializes in East Asian textile history. Before joining The Textile Museum staff, he spent two and a half years as curator at the Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum at Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, Korea. His recent exhibitions include Vanishing Traditions: Textiles and Treasures from Southwest China (2018), Bingata! Only in Okinawa (2016), Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora (2016) and China: Through the Lens of John Thomson (2015). Publications include chapters on China and Korea in History of Design: Decorative Arts and Material Culture, 1400-2000 (Bard Graduate Center/Yale University Press, 2013 and articles on various aspects of decorative art and design history.
Lee is a Director at Large of the Textile Society of America.
Lori Kartchner is the education programs associate for The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum. She received her M.A.T. from GW’s Museum Education Program, with an emphasis in exhibition development. Lori works primarily on museum programs that introduce new visitors to the museum’s collections, including family days, introductory workshops, and GW student and faculty partnerships. She also was the project manager and content lead for the interactive exhibition Textiles 101, which opened in January 2018.
Image: Festival jacket. China, Guizhou province, Taijiang County, Miao people. 1950s. Silk, cotton; embroidered. The Textile Museum 2015.8.158, The Bea Roberts Collection of Chinese Minority Textiles