Friday, December 4, 2015

Fashion and Virtue in New York

Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520–1620
is an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan through January 10, 2016.

A Modelbuch from 1553.
A pattern book for needlework
from the beginnings of the era of printed books.

"This interdisciplinary exhibition, drawn largely from the Metropolitan Museum's own collection, combines printed pattern books, drawings, textile samples, costumes, paintings, and various other works of art to evoke the colorful world in which the Renaissance textile pattern books first emerged and functioned."

Detail of a print
Lucretia Instructing Her Daughters in Needlework,
Notice the Modelbuch with the pattern.

Events scheduled for children and adults:

Sunday Studio: Light and Shadow Designs
Sunday, December 6, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Free with Museum admission; admission is free for children under 12 with an adult.

Gallery Talk: Exhibition Tour 
Saturday, December 19, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Free with Museum admission

Studio Workshop: Textile Design with Ink and Thread
Sunday, January 10, 2016, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Fee: $215 for the three-session workshop (includes Museum admission and materials)

View the objects in an online exhibit here:


1 comment:

  1. Thanks! I wasn't aware and now can look forward to the gallery tour.