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Cochineal Red: The Art History of a Color

November 12, 2011 - 10:00am12:00pm

Elena Phipps, independent scholar and former Senior Museum Conservator with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is the author of Cochineal Red: The Art History of a Color (Metropolitan Museum of Art/Yale University Press, 2010). The Textile Arts Council is pleased to welcome Ms. Phipps as she traces the origins of the famous insect-derived dye in the ancient Americas and its dissemination by global trade routes to the Old World.

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Discontinuing Wefts: The Brilliance and Beauty of Anatolian Kilims—The Caroline & H. McCoy Jones Collection

October 15, 2011 - 10:00am12:00pm

The Textile Arts Council welcomes Fine Arts Museums Curator Emerita of Textiles Cathryn Cootner. In conjunction with our exhibition The Art of the Anatolian Kilim: Highlights from the McCoy Jones Collection, we are pleased to have Ms. Cootner share her insights and enthusiasm with us.

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TAC Lecture—Redemption: The Restoration of the Cloisters "Burgos" Tapestry

September 17, 2011 - 10:00am12:00pm

Panels from a monumental series of medieval tapestries known as The Redemption of Man can today be found in museum collections around the world. There are four of the ten original panels plus a further fragment in the collection of the Fine Arts Museums. These pieces were a focal point of our celebrated 1976 exhibition Five Centuries of Tapestry, the accompanying symposium, and the exhibition catalogue, considered a benchmark in tapestry scholarship.

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Friday Nights: Filmmaker's Lounge with Kevin Epps: "Flags, Feathers, and Lies," "Reading Minds," and more

August 12, 2011 - 7:00pm8:30pm
August 13, 2011 - 7:00pm8:30pm
August 20, 2011 - 7:00pm8:30pm
August 26, 2011 - 7:00pm8:30pm
August 28, 2011 - 7:00pm8:30pm

Artist Fellow Kevin Epps presents works by local filmmakers that explore cultural challenges and the heroes that emerge.
The Black Rock: Friday, August 12, 7 pm
Black August: Saturday, August 13, 1 pm
Confessions of a Burning Man: Saturday, August 20, 1 pm
Reading Minds: Friday, August 26, 7:15 pm (time tentative)
Flags, Feathers, and Lies: Sunday, August 28, 1 pm
Connecting the Dots: Friday, September 9
You Don't Know Jack: Saturday, September 10, 1 pm

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