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Historic Costume and Textiles Museum announces spring events

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Historic Costume and Textiles Museum, located in the College of Human Ecology, will be hosting lectures, exhibits and exhibits throughout the spring that are open to the public.

Senior Curator, Marla Day, will present as part of the three part series looking back at Riley County and Manhattan during the pivotal period of the 1880’s. She will present “Bonnets, Bustles and Boot Straps: Fashion of the 1880s” along with Linda Glasgow, Riley County Historical Museum Archivist, who will describe downtown Manhattan of the 1880’s. Bonnets, Bustles and Boot Straps will be presented Thursday, March 15 at 7pm in the Manhattan Public Library.

Made by Hand: a women’s journey expressed through fiber will run April 7-May 12 at the Manhattan Arts Center. The work of two female fiber artists is featured and how each manipulates fibers to embed their creations with meaning and explores feminine identity.

Meet internationally known fiber artist Anita Luvera Mayer as she shares her knowledge and excitement of textiles and handwork. She will delight you with her fabulous creations that employ textile techniques that she has gleaned from around the globe. All items will be for sale and Anita will help you find the perfect addition to your wardrobe. A Trunk Show with Anita will be held April 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the K-State Alumni Center Wildcat Den. A second show will be held April 14 from 12 to 4 p.m. in the Manhattan Arts Center. Both events are free and open to the public. Mayer’s trunk show will run April 15- May 12 in the Manhattan Arts Center.

For more information on the Historic Costume and Textiles Museum, please visit their Facebook page, or you can contact Marla Day, senior curator, at mday@k-state.edu

This article was posted on Thursday, March 15, 2018, and is filed under Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design, College News, Costume and Textile Museum.