“Intimately and Unquestionably Our Own”: A Curator’s Perspective on An American Style

Date

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Time

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Place

18 West 86th Street

COST

$25.00 General Admission
$20.00 Students and Seniors

212-501-3011, programs@bgc.bard.edu

Description

6 pm reception
6:30 pm gallery talk

In 1915 anthropology curators and researchers at the American Museum of Natural History set out to inspire New York designers with the ethnographic collections. This culminated in the production of modern textiles and garments by firms such as H. R. Mallinson & Co., and designers Max Mayer, Ruth Reeves, and Jessie Franklin Turner. In this gallery talk, Ann Tartsinis will explore this unusual project—whose legacy lasted into the late 1920s.  

Ann Marguerite Tartsinis is an associate curator at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery and curator of the exhibition An American Style: Global Sources for New York Textile and Fashion Design, 1915–1928.


Event, Gallery Talk