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Symposium on 'Textiles & Politics' in Washington
Apr '12
The Textile Society of America will hold in Washington, DC, September 19 - 22, 2012, for “Textiles & Politics.” This year's symposium promises to be TSA's largest and most comprehensive yet, with over 200 presentations on all aspects of and enthusiasts.

The U. S. Botanic Garden will host the welcome reception, and two plenary speakers have been invited to the symposium: Joyce Scott will present her politically relevant fiber art, and Rosamond Mack will address the politics of the historic textile trade between Europe and Asia.

Pre- and post-symposium tours will take us to see Baltimore album quilts, Martha Washington's needlework, important and emerging fiber art, and the fabulous Winterthur textile collection. Pre-symposium workshops will be led by international experts, including feltmaking with Jorie Johnson, dyeing with Michel Garcia, Southwestern textiles with Ann Hedlund, warp-patterned weave analysis with Ann Rowe, and velvet analysis with Julie Holyoke.

Washington, DC's world-class museums will open their collections to us during site seminars for once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to view famous and fascinating textiles with leading curators and experts.

Participating institutions include The Textile Museum, Daughters of the American Revolution Museum, Dumbarton Oaks, Renwick Gallery, Freer/Sackler Galleries, Anacostia Community Museum, National Museum of the American Indian, National Museum of Natural History, the Japanese Information and Culture Center, and Hillwood Museum and Estate.

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