This Saturday, May 11, LACMA presents a unique opportunity to celebrate and learn more about the vivid and distinct ikat textiles from Central Asia. In conjunction with the stunning exhibition Power of Pattern: Central Asian Ikats from the David and Elizabeth Reisbord Collection, internationally renowned scholars will speak during the Seventh R.L. Shep Triennial Symposium on Textiles and Dress: The Power of Pattern in Central Asian Ikats.
Exploring Central Asian ikat textiles, the evolution of pattern design within a cultural context, and ikat production from the 19th century through today, speakers include:
- Sumru Belger Krody, Senor Curator, The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C.
- Irina Bogoslovskaya, Independent Scholar, Samarkand and Tashkent, Uzbekistan
- Annie Carlano, Senior Curator of Craft, Design, and Fashion, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
- Andrew Hale, Director of Anahita Gallery, Inc. and Anahita International Photography, Santa Fe, NM
Concluding the program, David Reisbord—who generously gifted the collection of Central Asian ikats on view—will be in conversation with Clarissa M. Esguerra, curator of Power of Pattern.
Tickets for the symposium include admission to LACMA and are $10 for LACMA members, Costume Council members, students, and seniors (65+); $15 for the general public.
We look forward to exploring Central Asian ikats with you on Saturday.
Power of Pattern: Central Asian Ikats from the David and Elizabeth Reisbord Collection is on view in LACMA's Resnick Pavilion through August 11, 2019.