Uncommon Threads: Reimagined

Past Events

Uncommon Threads: Reimagined

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.

FREE LECTURE:
“Miriam Schapiro’s Unheralded Legacy”

LUNCHEON SYMPOSIUM:
“Josh Faught: Fiber and Feeling”

Uncommon Threads: Shaping Japanese Design

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.

FREE LECTURE:
“Lethal Beauty: Design Elements in Samurai Suits of Armor”

LUNCHEON SYMPOSIUM:
“Weaving a Way Forward: Developments in Japanese Bamboo Art”

Uncommon Threads: Tying the Knot

February 13-14, 2014

Uncommon Threads: Tying the Knot presents internationally recognized curator and scholar John Vollmer, owner of Vollmer Cultural Consultants Inc.

FREE LECTURE:
“Making Manchu Identity”

LUNCHEON SYMPOSIUM:
“Wedding in Red, tying the knot in traditional China”

"Uncommon Threads: Mad Fashion"

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.

FREE LECTURE:
“Hippie Chic”

LUNCHEON SYMPOSIUM:
“London Calling: British Fashions from the Titanic to Today”

"Uncommon Threads: Exotic Luxuries"

featuring Marilyn Garrow

February 23 - 24, 2012

Uncommon Threads: Exotic Luxuries presents Marilyn Garrow, owner of Marilyn Garrow Fine Textile Art, London.

FREE LECTURE:
“The Threads of Civilization”

LUNCHEON SYMPOSIUM:
“The Love of Textiles”

"Uncommon Threads: Little Black Dress"

featuring Valerie Steele

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.

FREE LECTURE:
“Gothic: Dark Glamour”

LUNCHEON SYMPOSIUM:
“The Black Dress”

"Uncommon Threads: English Embroidery"

featuring Melinda Watt

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.

FREE LECTURE:
"The Biblical "It" Girls: Female Heroines in English Embroidery"

LUNCHEON SYMPOSIUM:
"'Twixt Art and Nature: Floral Imagery in English Embroidery"

"Uncommon Threads: Fashioning Kimono"

featuring Annie Van Assche

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.

FREE LECTURE:
"The Kimono and Western Dress in the Early 20th Century: a Revolution in Fashion"

LUNCHEON SYMPOSIUM:
"Taisho-Era Kimono from the Roth Collection donated to the Ruth Funk Center of Florida Tech"

"Uncommon Threads: The Art of Fashion"

featuring Dilys Blum

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.

FREE LECTURE:
"From Industry to Art: The Philadelphia Museum of Art's Textile and Costume Collection"

LUNCHEON SYMPOSIUM:
"Dressing the Surrealist Woman: Elsa Schiaparelli and her Contemporaries"