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Barbara Livesey Gallery Talk

September 8, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT


Gallery Talk: “On Purpose”
with Barbara Livesey, Textile Educator and Collector

In conjunction with “Around the Body, Around the World”
Featured Exhibit of the 23rd Lotus World Music & Arts Festival
Thursday, September 8   |  6:00-7:00pm  |  FREE
Miller Gallery; reception to follow until 8:00pm
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center (122 S. Walnut)

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Barbara Livesey, associate professor, retired, of The Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY), will delve into how textiles from around the world are worn, touching on the cultural connections and purposes behind various ethnic dress.  In addition to discussing pieces from “Around the Body, Around the World,” Livesey will also don and display garments from her own collection.

An alumna of Miami University, Ohio, Livesey was born and raised in Indianapolis.  She has taught classes such as “A History of Costume” for 15 years, including offerings at Pratt as well as at The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY).

The public is also invited to an opening reception on September 2nd and a collectors’ gallery talk on September 17th.  The exhibit runs from September 1-24; see general gallery hours below.

Exhibit runs September 1-24  /  General Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Extended hours till midnight on Festival showcase nights Sept. 16-17

Image: Wedding Dowry Veil, Pakistan. (On loan from the collection of Barbara Livesey)


September 8, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT


Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
122 S. Walnut
Bloomington, IN 47404 United States
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