Virtual exhibit forthcoming: Lace from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection

Date/Time
Date(s) - 04/29/2020 - 07/19/2020
All Day

Location
School Of Human Ecology

Categories


Lace handkerchief, Unknown artist, Europe, 1870-1929. Gift from the Estate of Helen Louise Allen.

Lace handkerchief, Unknown artist, Europe, 1870-1929. Gift from the Estate of Helen Louise Allen.

Update 7/7/20: Staff of the Center for Design and Material Culture are working to convert this exhibit to a virtual experience. When complete, it will be available here. Meanwhile, please see other virtual exhibits online here.

Lace is the single largest category of objects in the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection. How do we make sense of this ubiquitous yet enigmatic material? From fine art on the wall to intimate garments on the body, lace surrounds us yet often goes unnoticed. This exhibition will investigate the complex historical, cultural, technical, and aesthetic histories of lace, changing the ways visitors understand this strong, delicate and beautiful material.

Contact for questions about the event: Laura Sims Peck, laura.peck@wisc.edu, 608-262-3623

Location: Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery, Room 1235


To view all exhibits that the Center for Design and Material Culture has converted to virtual shows, please visit the School of Human Ecology events calendar.