Grey Gallery Discussion:Designed for Living: Mid-century American Textiles

25 Apr


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Anton Refregier, Pioneer Pathways, from the series Pioneer Pathways, 1952.
Cotton, printed. Associated American Artists for Riverdale Fabrics, Cora Ginsburg LLC, New York
Panel Discussion
Designed for Living: Mid-century American Textiles

Tuesday, April 26, 6:30 pm
Einstein Auditorium, Barney Building
34 Stuyvesant Street (between 3rd Ave. and 9th St.)

Mid-century American fabric design displays great diversity, in styles ranging from colonial revival to space-age and beyond. This panel will examine a variety of textiles from this fascinating period—when fine art, fashion, interior decor, and commercial design overlapped. Moderated by Nancy Deihl, director, MA Program in Costume Studies, Art & Art Professions, NYU (Steinhardt); with speakers Meredith Busey, independent scholar; Karen Herbaugh, curator, American Textile History Museum, and catalogue essayist for Art for Every Home; and Leigh Wishner, curatorial assistant in Costume & Textiles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Co-sponsored by NYU’s MA Program in Costume Studies, Department of Art & Art Professions (Steinhardt); and Grey Art Gallery.

Programs are free of charge, no reservations, capacity limited. All are subject to change.
Photo ID required for entrance to NYU buildings. Information:,, 212/998-6780.

Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists,
on view at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery January 12–April 2, 2016.


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