The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is featuring a large exhibition of ikats, ‘The Power of Pattern: Central Asian Ikats from the David and Elizabeth Reisbord Collection’ now through 11 August 2019.
In conjunction with the exhibition LACMA present a one-day symposium on ikats 11 May 2019. Lectures and speakers include:
- ‘Beauty and Purpose: Central Asian Ikat Garments’ by Sumru Belger Krody, Senior Curator at The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
- ‘Wearing the World: A Look Inside Central Asian Ikat Robes’ by Annie Carlano, Senior Curator at Mint Museum
- ‘All of a Piece: Ikat and the Central Asian Aesthetic’ by Andrew Hale, Director of Anahita Gallery
‘Ikat and Politics, Ikat and Creativity: Uzbek Textiles in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Periods’ by Irina Bogoslovskaya, Independent Scholar
- A Collector’s Eye: Conversation with Dr. David Reisbord’ by Dr. David Reisbord, Collector, and Clarissa M. Esguerra, Associate Curator at LACMA
‘Please publicize this event to your friends and fellow rug & textile society members as soon as possible, so that if they are interested in participating, they can make their travel plans soon’ said Cheri Hunter, President of the Textile Museum Associates of Southern California, to Jozan Magazine.