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

February 21, 2017
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 assistant curator Elizabeth Warren for an overview of the show.

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