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Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800

16th Century Chinese silk Coverlet

This event is part of the Met Salon Series.
Curators illuminate current exhibitions in an informal setting over light refreshments.

Amelia Peck, Marica F. Vilcek Curator of American Decorative Arts, The American Wing, MMA; Manager, The Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art.
Melinda Watt, Associate Curator, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, MMA.
John Guy, Florence and Herbert Irving Curator of the Arts of South and Southeast Asia, MMA.
Joyce Denney, independent scholar of Asian Art.
Amy Bogansky, Research Assistant, The American Wing, MMA.

In an unprecedented museum-wide collaboration, curators and scholars from across the Met come together to create an exhibition with a global scope. In this intimate conversation, the team discusses its investigation into the relationship between the textile trade, industry, and world economics, and the emergence of what can be considered the first global visual language. 

Tickets to this event include Museum admission.

This lecture is made possible in part by the Clara Lloyd-Smith Weber Fund.

This program is in conjunction with the exhibition 'Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade,1500–1800,' which will be on view from September 16, 2013 to January 5, 2014.

The exhibition is made possible in part by The Coby Foundation, Ltd., The Favrot Fund, and the Quinque Foundation.

Above: Coverlet (detail), 16th Century China, for the European Market, Silk, gold-wrapped silk; H: 84 in. x W: 79 in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rogers Fund, 1975 (1975.208d)

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