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CANCELED | Lecture: Fabricating Fashion—Textiles for Dress, 1700–1825

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In the interest of the health and safety of our visitors, guest speakers, performers, and staff, we are canceling all events through May 10. We hope to reschedule this program and will let all current registrants know of the new date as soon as it’s set. 

Please review other precautionary measures the museum is taking due to COVID-19.

Join Melinda Watt, chair and Christa C. Mayer Thurman Curator of Textiles, for an overview of Fabricating Fashion: Textiles for Dress, 1700–1825, which highlights the history and story behind fashionable textiles made in Western Europe between 1700 and 1825.

A work made of oil on canvas.
Portrait of Constance Pipelet, 1797
Jean Baptiste François Désoria

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