habitus: Gallery Talk with Dr. Linda Eaton

7 Jan 2017
2pm - 3pm
The Fabric Workshop and Museum, 1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia

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Ann Hamilton and Susan Stewart, Channel, 2016. Photo by Ann Hamilton.

In conjunction with the ongoing exhibition habitus, The Fabric Workshop and Museum presents a gallery talk by textile scholar Dr. Linda Eaton, the John L. & Marjorie P. McGraw Director of Collections and Senior Curator of Textiles at the Winterthur Museum. Dr. Eaton will present a theoretical and historical perspective on the exhibition of rarely-seen objects, which have been sourced from the Winterthur Museum and other Philadelphia collections.

This event is free and open to the public; registration is encouraged.

habitus is an exhibition created by visual artist Ann Hamilton that weaves text, textile, and image together as mediums for an imaginative and tactile exchange between artist and audience. An exhibition of new works by Hamilton alongside a selection of historical objects, including literature, textiles, dolls, and needlework portfolios, is on view at The Fabric Workshop and Museum through January 8. From September-October 2016, a site-specific installation created by Hamilton at Municipal Pier 9 propelled visitors into an immersive atmosphere of massive cylindrical curtains.