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Exposure: Native Art and Political Ecology
January 27 - June 11, 2023


(Text)Tiles: Threads of History

(Text)Tiles: Threads of History
Dates: Thursday, Aug 18, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: On Zoom


How do Textiles Tell Stories? Textile design, in many ways, is a form of storytelling. It can give insight into the social and physical environment of culture. Join us virtually, as we explore the storytelling elements of textile design through conversation with Patricia Turner, quilt historian, and House of Aama, fashion designers through a lively conversation followed by a Q & A from the audience. 

House of AAMA is a fashion brand that explores the folkways of the black experience by designing timeless garments with nostalgic references informed by historical research, archival analysis, and storytelling. They aim to evoke dialogue, social commentary, and conversations around heritage, remembrance and shed light on nuanced histories. 

Patricia Turner is a professor in both World Arts and Cultures and African-American Studies at UCLA and serves as both the senior dean of UCLA College and vice provost of UCLA’s Division of Undergraduate Education. Turner's research focuses on racial dynamics as they surface in folklore and popular culture. She holds a bachelor's degree in political science from SUNY College at Oneonta and a Master's and Ph.D. She focuses her studies on textile design and African American Quilt History.

This event has been put together by Nyah Ginwright, Getty Marrow Undergraduate Exhibitions Intern with designs by Ryan Konrad, Getty Marrow Undergraduate Communications Intern. 

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