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Weedon Lecture on the Arts of Asia | Islamic Lands Dressed Up
March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Symbols of Power: Islamic Lands Dressed Up
by Louise Mackie, Curator Emerita, The Cleveland Museum of Art
UVA School of Architecture
Campbell Hall, Room 158
This event is FREE and open to the public!
Louise W. Mackie was curator of Textiles & Islamic Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art (1998-16 retired). She exhibited Islamic textiles plus “Muhammad Shah’s Royal Persian Tent” (ruled 1834-48) from the museum’s excellent collection. She wrote Symbols of Power: Luxury Textiles from Islamic Lands, 7th–21st Century (Cleveland Museum of Art, 2015). Previously, she co-authored a book on imperial Ottoman silks and velvets (IPEK2001), produced a video on handmade textiles (Threads of Time 1996), wrote numerous articles, and taught Islamic textiles at the University of Toronto (1980s). Mackie co-founded and was president of the Textile Society of America and has a M.A. degree in Islamic Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.