Special lecture and virtual exhibition tour: The Cloth that Changed the World: India’s Painted and Printed Cottons
Sarah Fee, Senior Curator, Global Fashion & Textiles (Asia and Africa), Royal Ontario Museum
4:00 pm Eastern
Member’s price: $10
Student Members: $7
Join curator and former TSA board member Sarah Fee for an illustrated lecture and virtual tour of the exhibition The Cloth that Changed the World: India’s Painted and Printed Cottons, which opened at the Royal Ontario Museum on September 12. Featuring pieces from the Museum’s world-renowned collection and several international loans, this exhibition explores how over thousands of years India’s artisans have created, perfected, and innovated printed and painted multicoloured cotton fabrics to fashion the body, honor divinities, and beautify palaces and homes. This colorful presentation will reveal how through trade-routes, encounters, and exchange, these cloths connected cultures, inspired imitation and, quite literally, changed the world.
Textiles Close Up is a series of study-workshops launched in 2013 that provides opportunities to examine textiles in leading museum and private collections, guided by renowned experts. Workshops focus on the exploration of the materials, techniques, styles, culture and history of selected textile traditions, which vary for each event. The format offers first-hand, close-up viewing of textiles in the storerooms, laboratories and study rooms of various institutions offering unprecedented access and learning opportunities.
*Refund Policy: There are no refunds for Textiles Close Up registration