2017: Noa Raviv

Ruth Ketterer Harris Lecture

Monday, November 6, 2017
7 – 8 pm, Room 2235 Nancy Nicholas Hall
1300 Linden Drive, Madison

The Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection is pleased to host Noa Raviv as its 2017 Ruth Ketterer Harris Lecturer

Noa RavivNoa Raviv, an emerging Israeli fashion artist and designer, will speak publicly on “The Power of Mistakes.” As the featured speaker for the 2017 Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection’s Ruth Ketterer Lecture, Noa says, “I will present my background and my work and talk about the aesthetic of the imperfect, the faulty and the random and why in the right context I believe it can become beautiful, attractive and empowering.” Combining traditional handmade and machine made techniques with the latest 3D printing and laser cutting technologies, the artist/designer credits this gutsy outlook for giving her the courage to be different and leading to Vogue singling her out as one of 2016’s best young designers and her designs being featured in the 2016 exhibition Manus X Machina Fashion in an Age of Technology at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

Noa Raviv has also been featured internationally in websites and magazines from Vogue Japan to Forbes Israel’s 30 under 30. Her distinctive clothing designs feature captivating sculptural elements that range from the ethereal to the whimsical.

Selected news coverage: Vogue, New York Magazine, Forbes

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About the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection
The Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection is primarily a teaching collection serving the Design Studies Department and other academic disciplines on campus, including the Material Culture program. The collection of more than 13,000 artificts is used to learn about textiles from both cultural and artistic perspectives. Portions of the collection are on view year-round in the Lynn Mecklenburg Reading Room and scheduled exhibitions in the Ruth Davis Design Gallery.

About the Ruth Ketterer Harris Lecture
Since 1992, the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection has proudly sponsored an annual lecture series in honor of Ruth Ketterer Harris, the Collection’s first curator. The lecture series has featured a diverse range of specialists with broad public appeal including textile historians, contemporary artists, museum curators, scholars, and collectors ― all of whom have contributed to an enhanced understanding and appreciation of textiles. The Harris Lecture is free and open to the public. Sign up for HLATC’s email list to receive announcements for this and other opportunities. If interested in participating as a speaker for the lecture series, please click here for more information.

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