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Gallery Talk: Modern Velvet—A Sense of Luxury in the Age of Industry

January 5, 2017
12:00PM1:00PM
Meet in Griffin Court
Free with museum admission

With its plush, inviting, and often-varied texture, velvet offers a sensory experience and brings to mind notions of wealth, splendor, and indulgence. Modern Velvet: A Sense of Luxury in the Age of Industry examines the various effects of industry on the design and production of this splendid fabric from the 19th century to the present day. Join museum educator Annie Morse for an introduction to the show.

Designed by Maria Monaci Gallenga. Panel, 1920/30. Restricted gift of the Auxiliary Board.