Wednesday, April 27, 6:30pm
Religion: with Lucy Fowler Williams, PhD, The Jeremy A. Sabloff Keeper of American Collections at the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, offers this special program at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 South 36th Street on the Penn campus.
Explore the idea of weaving in the cultural landscape through a series of programs inspired by the work of Sheila Hicks. These lectures conclude with Lucy Fowler Williams, who explores these ideas through her current research on Pueblo textiles and Tlingit clan regalia.
Ms. Williams's talk highlights the importance of ceremonial textiles in American Indian communities today. Examining the work of four contemporary textile artists, she will discuss the production and use of Tlingit textiles in Southeast Alaska and Tewa Pueblo garments in northern New Mexico, illuminating the role textiles play in sustaining contemporary Native American spiritual identities."