BGC Seminar Series

Some of the most innovative and exciting textiles are variations on themes that have been around for centuries. Focusing on the theme of process and technique, McQuaid’s talk presents examples of textiles across different time periods, cultures, and geography to show how textile making can be a uniting activity and a creative form that distinguishes its time, place, and maker. Using examples from Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s superb collection of textiles that span 24 centuries, this talk offers insight into how the making of textiles creates an historic continuum that continues to inspire artists and designers today. Part of the Modern Design History Seminar series at the Bard Graduate Center in New York City. For more information, visit bgc.bard.edu.

# vimeo.com/61902622 Uploaded 108 Plays 0 Comments

BGC Seminar Series

Bard Graduate Center

The Seminar Series have made the Bard Graduate Center a major venue for advanced intellectual discussion in New York City and an expression of the range of methods and approaches for studying the cultural history of the material world. The seminars function…


+ More

The Seminar Series have made the Bard Graduate Center a major venue for advanced intellectual discussion in New York City and an expression of the range of methods and approaches for studying the cultural history of the material world. The seminars function in counterpoint with course offerings to present to our students the possible scope of their own research and future work. For more information about the BGC's Seminar Series, visit bgc.bard.edu/research/seminar-lecture-series.html.

The Seminar Series includes:

- Book Arts Lecture Series
- Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures on 18th- and 19th-Century French Decorative Arts and Culture
- Indigenous Arts in Transition Seminar
- The Joan Stacke Graham Lectures
- Library Lecture
- Modern Design History Seminar
- New Media Seminar
- The Paul and Irene Hollister Lectures on Glass
- Seminar in Comparative Medieval Material Culture (China, Islam, Europe)
- Seminar in Cultural History
- Seminar in New York & American Material Culture
- Trehan Lecture in the Arts of the Islamic World

Browse This Channel

Shout Box

Heads up: the shoutbox will be retiring soon. It’s tired of working, and can’t wait to relax. You can still send a message to the channel owner, though!

Channels are a simple, beautiful way to showcase and watch videos. Browse more Channels.