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Sewing the Seeds of Style: Botanical Silks and Enlightenment Era Fashion

April 7, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for Wilton House Museum’s 2021-2022 virtual lecture series!

Our eighth lecture of the series features Kristen Stewart.

Eighteenth century flower culture grew out of many of the same circumstances to which the Enlightenment has been attributed: a growing interest in and understanding of the natural world, increased globalism through expansion of international trade routes, and the rapid advancement of industrial technology. A visual narrative of this influence can be traced in the floral forms popular in woven and embroidered designs of fashionable silk and cotton textiles of the period.

Kristen E. Stewart joined the Valentine as the Nathalie L. Klaus Curator of Costume and Textiles in the fall of 2014. Stewart was most recently a curatorial assistant in San Francisco’s Fine Arts Museums, where she has worked since 2013 in the Caroline & H. McCoy Jones Department of Textile Arts.

This virtual presentation will take place on Zoom. While we hope you can join us live, a recording of this lecture will be available for viewing for one month after the lecture date.

Tickets for this event are available through Eventbrite.

Details

Date:
April 7, 2022
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Virtual Presentation

Organizer

Wilton House Museum
Phone:
804-282-5936
Email:
kwatkins@wiltonhousemuseum.org
Website:
www.wiltonhousemuseum.org