Symposium: Uncommon Threads

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Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at the Florida Institute of Technology

Uncommon Threads Symposium

February 18-19, 2010

The Uncommon Threads Symposium will explore literary imagery and narrative in English embroidery with special guest, the sixth annual Ruth Funk Lecturer in Textiles, Melinda Watt.

Ms. Watt is Associate Curator, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts and Supervising Curator, Antonio Ratti Textile Center at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Lecture:
Thursday, February 18, 2010
“The Biblical “It” Girls: Female Heroines in English Embroidery”
7 p.m. Gleason Center for Performing Arts

Luncheon:
Friday, February 19, 2010
10:30 Lecture
“‘Twixt Art and Nature: Floral Imagery in English Embroidery”
Noon – 2 p.m. Luncheon
Hartley Room, Denius Student Center
Tickets: $60

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