Art Aperitif: Repair
Costume and textile objects from across time and the globe demonstrate the necessity of repair and offer approaches to consider socially engaged design thinking today. Kate Irvin, Curator of Costume and Textiles, explores key objects and ideas that were the basis of the recent exhibit Repair and Design Futures. Repair invites renewed forms of social exchange and proposes alternative, holistic ways of facing environmental and social breakdown. Bring your favorite beverage to this engaging program.
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Japanese, Noragi (workcoat), mid-1800s. Elizabeth T. and Dorothy N. Casey Fund.
dosa, Travel Coat, 2014. Edgar J. Lownes Fund.
B. Earley, Lace Blouse (Top 100 Recycled Shirts Project), 2008. Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund.
G-Star RAW, Jeans, ca. 2005. Proposed: Gift of Anne Marika Verploegh Chassé.
Ghanaian, Fugu (man’s robe), mid-1900s. Museum purchase: Museum Works of Art Fund, by exchange