Next week it looks like we'll be having much chillier temperatures, along with snow or rain: Perfect weather! I was afraid it was going to continue to be so warm and sunny that I would look silly wearing my favorite felt hat and scarf to the annual Ruth Ketterer Harris Lecture. Now some folks might think I look silly regardless of the weather, as these two items make a pretty dramatic felt and fashion statement. But felt is what I plan to wear to this lecture, whose topic this year is "Felt: The Most Ancient Modern Material."
The speaker is Susan Brown, curator of the Cooper-Hewitt's recent ground-breaking exhibit, "Fashioning Felt," which showcased felt in every possible configuration from wearables to walls to industrial and ethnographic uses. Brown will focus on traditional forerunners of contemporary felt-making, illustrated with highlights from the inventive exhibition. (My favorites are the felt rocks).
"Felt: The Most Ancient Modern Material"
Thursday, March 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Ebling Symposium Center (Rm. 1220)
Microbial Sciences Building, 1550 Linden Drive
Free and open to the public
This is a new venue for this event, so be sure to check out the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection site for more information, including a map indicating parking.