(01/20/22) BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU Textile and Costume Museum will hold an exhibition and annual membership event on Sunday, Feb. 20.
The museum gallery, which is located on the LSU campus, will be open for viewing of the “Trajé, Maya Textile Artistry” exhibition. Admission is free and open to the public.
The event will begin at 1 p.m. with the Friends of the LSU Textile and Costume Museum conducting member sign up and voting on officers. Also, Pam Rabalais-Vinci, museum curator, will announce the Friends’ Patron of the Year.
Travis Doering, co-director of the digital heritage and humanities collections at the University of South Florida, will present a talk on Maya textile and cultural heritage at 2 p.m.
The exhibition features a collection of textiles and related artifacts from 40 Mayan villages in the Guatemala highlands that Doering donated to the museum. It is curated by Jenna Tedrick Kuttruff, professor emerita in the LSU Department of Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising, and Alexandra Forestier, graduate assistant.
The LSU Textile and Costume Museum gallery is in the back wing of the Human Ecology Building on the LSU campus at the corner of Tower Drive and South Campus Drive. Access to the gallery and parking can be found off South Campus Drive. Participants will be required to wear masks in the building.
For more information on the event, contact Beth Phillips at 225-936-4440 or email@example.com.
Guatemalan garments on display at the “Trajé, Maya Textile Artistry” exhibition at The LSU Textile and Costume Museum. Photo by Annabelle Lang/LSU College of Agriculture
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