Textile Variations

Matilda McQuaid
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Some of the most innovative and exciting textiles are variations on themes that have been around for centuries. Focusing on the theme of process and technique, Matilda McQuaid’s talk presents examples of textiles across different time periods, cultures, and geography to show how textile making can be a uniting activity and a creative form that distinguishes its time, place, and maker. Using examples from Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s superb collection of textiles that span 24 centuries, this talk offers insight into how the making of textiles creates an historic continuum that continues to inspire artists and designers today.

Matilda McQuaid is currently Deputy Curatorial Director of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.

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