February 18-19, 2016
Uncommon Threads: Reimagined presented Dr. Elissa Auther, the Windgate Research Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design and the Bard Graduate Center, NY.
“Miriam Schapiro’s Unheralded Legacy”
“Josh Faught: Fiber and Feeling”
February 19-20, 2015
Uncommon Threads: Shaping Japanese Design presented Dr. Andreas Marks, Head of the Japanese and Korean Art Department and Director of the Clark Center at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
“Lethal Beauty: Design Elements in Samurai Suits of Armor”
“Weaving a Way Forward: Developments in Japanese Bamboo Art”
February 13-14, 2014
Uncommon Threads: Tying the Knot presents internationally recognized curator and scholar John Vollmer, owner of Vollmer Cultural Consultants Inc.
“Making Manchu Identity”
“Wedding in Red, tying the knot in traditional China”
February 7 - 8, 2013
Uncommon Threads: Mad Fashion presented Lauren D. Whitley, curator in the David and Roberta Logie Department of Textile and Fashion Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
“London Calling: British Fashions from the Titanic to Today”
February 23 - 24, 2012
Uncommon Threads: Exotic Luxuries presents Marilyn Garrow, owner of Marilyn Garrow Fine Textile Art, London.
“The Threads of Civilization”
“The Love of Textiles”
February 18 - 19, 2011
Uncommon Threads: Exotic Luxuries presents Dr. Valerie Steele, Director and Chief Curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
“Gothic: Dark Glamour”
“The Black Dress”
February 18 - 19, 2010
Uncommon Threads: English Embroidery presents the 6th Annual Ruth Funk Lecturer in Textiles: Melinda Watt, Assoc. Curator, Dept. of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts and Supervising Curator of the Antonio Ratti Textile Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, NY.
"The Biblical "It" Girls: Female Heroines in English Embroidery"
"'Twixt Art and Nature: Floral Imagery in English Embroidery"
February 19 - 20, 2009
Uncommon Threads: Fashioning Kimono presents the 5th Annual Ruth Funk Lecturer in Textiles: Annie Van Assche. author of Fashioning Kimono: Dress and Modernity in Early Twentieth-Century Japan (Milan, 2005), published to accompany an international traveling exhibition by London's Victoria & Albert Museum.
"The Kimono and Western Dress in the Early 20th Century: a Revolution in Fashion"
"Taisho-Era Kimono from the Roth Collection donated to the Ruth Funk Center of Florida Tech"
February 21 - 22, 2008
Uncommon Threads: The Art of Fashion presents the 4th Annual Ruth Funk Lecturer in Textiles: Dilys Blum. Ms. Blum is Curator of Costume and Textiles for the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
"From Industry to Art: The Philadelphia Museum of Art's Textile and Costume Collection"
"Dressing the Surrealist Woman: Elsa Schiaparelli and her Contemporaries"
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