Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery
Intersections: Indigenous Textiles of the Americas
September 5 – December 6, 2019 | Guest curated by Jane and David C. Villa
Indigenous scholars Kendra Greendeer (Ho-Chunk) and Dakota Mace (Diné) co-curate an exhibition exploring material interrelationships among cultures with long histories of exchange throughout the Americas. View the press release for the show, as well as information about related programming.
Ruth Ketterer Harris Lecture: Henry Drewal
“Come to Your Senses! Understanding Arts Everywhere… and the Arts of Yoruba People in Particular”
November 13, 2019 | 5:30 – 8:00 PM
This presentation invites the audience to come to its “sense-abilities” in its engagements with the arts. People feel and think with their “body-mind,” an idea whose universal relevance Dr. Drewal explores by way of the arts of the Yoruba in West Africa. Learn more.
Teaching Textiles: The History of Craft Instruction
December 6 – 7, 2019 | Organized by Dr. Marina Moskowitz
Teaching Textiles: The History of Craft Instruction is a symposium at the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, that will explore the nexus of skill, education, communication, enterprise, and collecting of textiles. Learn more.
About the Collection Over the past half century, the collection has grown from an original 4,000-piece gift to more than 13,000 objects that have inspired and informed thousands of students, researchers, historians, and textile aficionados. The new Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery is a permanent space dedicated to year-round displays of the collection.