On Thursday, November 8, 2012, textile expert Ann Lane Hedlund (GFR Center’s director) will present a free public talk at the Arizona State Museum (ASM) in Tucson, on the campus of the University of Arizona. In “Where’s That Textile From and When Was It Made? An Illustrated Talk on Textiles from Mexico and the Southwestern U.S.,“ she will demonstrate how you can tell the difference between Pueblo, Navajo, Mexican, and Spanish-American textiles. Using examples from ASM’s renowned collection and from other museums, Dr. Hedlund will explain why certain designs and technical features are useful in identifying and dating blankets and rugs from the Greater Southwest. Come learn how historical events, cultural traits and technical details influenced weavers to fashion their work in certain ways, and you too could answer the question, “Where’s that textile from?” Refreshments served before the talk in ASM lobby, 6–6:40 p.m; the talk takes place in CESL auditorium, 6:45–8 p.m.
This program presented as part of the ongoing celebrations of Arizona State Museum’s Many Mexicos exhibit.