News and Events

Golden Anniversary Events

2019 WFAA Grandparents University® 
July 11 – July 26

Inspired by Textiles: A Festival of Performing Arts 
October 20

Textiles and Commemoration: A Day of the Dead Celebration 
November 1

Ruth Ketterer Harris Lecture

Since 1992, we have sponsored free, annual lecture series featuring talks by textile historians, contemporary artists, museum curators, scholars, and collectors. The series was named in honor of Collection’s first curator, Ruth Ketterer Harris.

Past Lecturers

Block print2018- Marina Moskowitz

Gossips, Garlands, and Thirty-Four Cows: The Modern Folk Aesthetic of the Folly Cove Textile Designs

CLICK HERE to watch the lecture, courtesy of Wisconsin Public Television, University Place

Noa Raviv fashion design Hard Copy collection2017- Noa Raviv

The Power of Mistakes

Ricketts indigo blue photo2016- Rowland Ricketts

Making: A World of Blue

Map from Elena Phipps Harris lecture2015- Elena Phipps

Global Color: Textiles, Dyes, and Colors in the Interwoven Globe, 16th-18th centuries

Lurex Liebes advertisement2014- Patrice George

Seven Fibers that Changed the World


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