Join us for a gallery talk by textile scholar Linda Eaton, the John L. & Marjorie P. McGraw Director of Collections and Senior Curator of Textiles at Winterthur Museum
. Eaton will present a theoretical and historical perspective on the rarely-seen objects in the exhibition habitus
. The artist’s selection of historical objects dates back to the 18th
century and includes literary commonplace books, blankets, textile sample books, dolls, and needlework portfolios borrowed from the Winterthur Museum and Philadelphia collections.
Please note that guests will move throughout the gallery with Eaton during this event. A complimentary reception in the Museum’s 6th Floor Studio will follow the gallery talk.
About Linda Eaton
Linda Eaton is the John L. & Marjorie P. McGraw Director of Collections and Senior Curator of Textiles at Winterthur Museum and teaches in the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture and the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. After graduate work at the Textile Conservation Center and the Courtauld Institute of Art, she worked as a textile conservator in Scotland before coming to Winterthur. She has curated a number of exhibitions including Quilts in a Material World (together with a book of the same title), and many exhibitions on embroidery including Needles & Haystacks: Pastoral Imagery in American Needlework, With Cunning Needle: Four Centuries of Embroidery and The Diligent Needle: Instrument of Profit, Pleasure, and Ornament. She worked with Dr. Marla Miller to curate Betsy Ross: The Life Behind the Legend. Her most recent book, Printed Textiles: British and American Printed Cottons and Linens 1750-1850, was published in September 2014. Her exhibition “Embroidery: The Language of Art” opened in May 2016.