Textiles Close Up — From Ancient to Avant-Garde: Textiles in Montreal
This 2-day Textiles Close Up will focus on two historic textile collections, as well as contemporary textile-making in Montreal, Canada. Day #1 will begin at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts with a behind-the-scenes viewing of Ancient Andean weavings with curator Erell Hubert, followed by a curator-led tour of the Andean galleries. After lunch at the MMFA, attendees will head a few blocks away to Concordia University for an afternoon exploring the exciting textile work in the Textiles and Materiality Research Cluster at this innovative school. Day #2 will start at the McCord Museum with a special viewing of First Nations textiles with curator Guislaine Lemay, alternated with self-guided tours of the “Wearing Our Identity” exhibition. Lunch will be at a café in Montreal’s charming historic district, followed by a special visit to the Musée de la Mode for a behind-the-scenes viewing of textiles for fashion.