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Music as Art: Opera in Silk

March 29 – May 12, 2019        

An elaborate handmade textile measuring 9 x 14 feet, featuring Battenberg lace and six panels - each offering exquisite embroidered scenes from a different Italian opera - was gifted to the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, UW Madison, with multiple stories of its history, but little actual information. The exhibit presents this music-related objects and the multidisciplinary inquiries to find their accurate histories.

Partnership Exhibition to celebrate the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection’s 50th Anniversary Year, UW-Madison School of Human Ecology.

Exhibit reception: Friday, April 5, 5-7:30 pm.

Additional Programs:

April 4: Edgewood College Faculty Colloquium: Shad Wenzlaff
Music as Art: Italian Opera in Silk,

April 11: Carolyn Jenkinson, HLATC Curator of Collections
Opera in Silk – the Conservation Process
With Reception to Honor Conservationists: Betsy Tuttle, Sue Engstrom, Yeonhee Cheong
5-6:30 pm