Remaking the Renaissance

Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery
-

Looking at key textile innovations in the era c.1400-1700, Remaking the Renaissance suggests that objects and their histories can be restored and recreated through conservation and research.

Photo of several maroon and yellow textiles layered on top of each other with the words Remaking the Renaissance over them.

Curator Gallery talk with Dr. Sophie Pitman

Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery
@ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tour Remaking the Renaissance exhibition with its curator, Dr. Sophie Pitman (Pleasant Rowland Textile Specialist and Research Director). Take a close look at Renaissance textiles and learn about how researchers are remaking and restoring objects …

White hand points to religious figure on fabric.

Weaving and Counterfactual Narratives of Technical Progress

Elizabeth Holloway Schar Hall
@ 5:00 pm

Counterfactual thinking is a form of asking “what if” questions that consider how the present would have unfolded had historical events had different outcomes. In this talk, I’ll draw from my research as an artist/computer-scientist …

Two speech bubbles with images of a woman in profile weaving (top left) and a woven textile (bottom right), with the text Phyllis Huffman Fresh Ideas logo on the top right and Laura Devendorf Mar 5 @ 5pm on the bottom right

Remaking Lace: Gallery Talk with Elena Kanagy-Loux

Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery
@ 12:00 pm

Join us for a gallery talk by lacemaker and researcher Elena Kanagy-Loux. Kanagy-Loux will share her experience of making lace edgings for a handkerchief on display in the Remaking the Renaissance exhibition.   Register Here

Square picture of white woman with braided pigtails and white cap with lacemaking equipment in front of her on a pink background with close up of lacemaking bobbins

THE LINE ALONG THE KNOT

Ruth Davis Design Gallery
@ 10:00 am -

THE LINE ALONG THE KNOT Veronica Y Pham | MFA Thesis Exhibition My MFA thesis exhibition focuses on traditional craft processes including, Vietnamese papermaking, Chinese knotting, and netting that reexamines a personal connection to these …

Photo of white looping thread over a hand facing up with a dark brown background

Tangible Secrets

Ruth Davis Design Gallery
@ 10:00 am -

Tangible Secrets Esther Cho | MFA Thesis Exhibition In Tangible Secrets, Cho investigates collected secrets as palpable material and explores the contemporary application of jiseung, a traditional Korean paper-weaving craft. Cho transforms mulberry paper and …

Photo of a light red and dark red woven structure at close up so you can see the threads

Inside Out

Ruth Davis Design Gallery
@ 10:00 am -

Inside Out  Heather Kohlmeier | MFA Thesis Exhibition Heather Kohlmeier’s Inside Out explores the nature of comfort and impermanence within and around the body. Using materials such as delicate handmade paper, fine fiber, and skeletal-like wooden structures Kohlmeier …

Detail photograph of several layers of light colored, delicate paper with a thin stitch of thread moving vertical along the left side of the image

Remaking Objects in the Classroom and the Museum: A Panel Discussion

Wisconsin Idea Room 1199
@ 12:00 pm

Join us for a panel discussion between scholars and curators including Deborah Krohn (Bard Graduate Center) and Johnathan Tavares (Art Institute, Chicago) about how reconstructed objects and remaking methods can be used in innovative museum …

Cropped images surround text in center of image: Remaking Objects in the Classroom & the Museum: A Panel Discussion. Remaking the Renaissance exhibition logo bottom center. A cropped image of a man in a renaissance garmet left, cropped image of an armored leg on a horse right.

Curator Gallery talk with Dr. Sophie Pitman

Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery
@ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tour Remaking the Renaissance exhibition with its curator, Dr. Sophie Pitman (Pleasant Rowland Textile Specialist and Research Director). Take a close look at Renaissance textiles and learn about how researchers are remaking and restoring objects …

White hand points to religious figure on fabric.

Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection Community Day

Center for Design and Material Culture, 1235 Nancy Nicholas Hall
@ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for the spring semester Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection Community Day! Once a semester, collection staff host a Community Day where we lead behind-the-scene tours and share information about the Collection. This event …

photo of two people with their backs to the cammera looking at a textile on a table with a phone taking a picture of the textile