April 26, 2016, 6:30pm
Designed for Living: Mid-century American Textiles
Mid-century American fabric design displays great diversity, in styles ranging from colonial revival to space-age and beyond. This panel will examine a variety of textiles from this fascinating period—when fine art, fashion, interior decor, and commercial design overlapped. This panel will be moderated by Nancy Deihl, director, MA Program in Costume Studies, Department of Art and Art Professions, NYU Steinhardt; with speakers Meredith Busey, independent scholar; Karen Herbaugh, curator, American Textile History Museum, and catalogue essayist for Art for Every Home; and Leigh Wishner, curatorial assistant in Costume and Textiles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
This program is supported by IFPDA; organized by NYU Steinhardt’s MA Program in Costume Studies, Department of Art and Art Professions, and the Grey Art Gallery; and offered in conjunction with the exhibition, Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists 1934-2000 on view at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, from April 19 through to July 9, 2016.
This event is free and open to the public. There will be no reservations and seating is limited.