The Fabric of India Symposium
Friday, November 16, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Members $15. General public $25. Students/seniors $10.
RSVP required. Purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/2NK8Kao
Meet in the Fath Auditorium (ground level)
This day-long symposium will explore Indian textiles in depth; their origins, designs, political meanings, history and future. The day will include time to visit the exhibition and interact with the featured speakers including:
Divia Patel, Senior Curator of South Asian Art, Victoria and Albert Museum and co-curator of The Fabric of India
Ruth Barnes, Thomas Jaffe Curator of Indo-Pacific Art, Yale University Art Gallery
Daniel Walker, former Chair and Christa C. Mayer Thurman Curator of Textiles and Curator of Islamic Art at the The Art Institute of Chicago
Cristin McKnight Sethi, Assistant Professor of Art, The George Washington University
Avalon Fotheringham, Curator of South Asian Art, Victoria and Albert Museum
Arti Sandhu, Associate Professor in the Fashion Program, in the School of Design at DAAP, University of Cincinnati
Ainsley M. Cameron, Curator of South Asian Art, Islamic Art and Antiquities, Cincinnati Art Museum
About special exhibition The Fabric of India:
Organized by the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum in London, this exhibition is the first to fully explore the dynamic and multifaceted world of handmade textiles from India. The exhibition showcases the finest examples from the V&A’s world-renowned collection together with masterpieces from international partners, leading designers, and additions from the Cincinnati Art Museum’s own outstanding permanent collection. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore a stunning range of historic dress, heirloom fabrics, and cutting-edge fashion.