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.