Explore the World of Medieval Tapestries at CCC

Corning Community College presents Woven Wonders: The World of Medieval Tapestries with Dr. Kate Dimitrova on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:55—1:50 p.m. in the Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library. Part of the Books and Bites series, the event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

This presentation will introduce the world of medieval European tapestries, beginning with the middle of the fourteenth century, and will explore the history of tapestry and demonstrate the monetary, cultural, political, and religious values of these “woven wonders.” After the presentation, Dr. Dimitrova will spend some time investigating the tapestries currently on display in the Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library. Attendees are encouraged to join in this exploration!

Kate Dimitrova, Assistant Professor of Art History at Alfred University, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in visual arts and art history from the University of California at San Diego and then went on to earn both a Master of Arts degree and PhD in the history of art and architecture from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been awarded various fellowships, grants, and honors, including a Fulbright in Belgium and Kress Fellowship in Paris, France. She has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the J. Paul Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. Her co-edited book, Dressing the Part: Textiles as Propaganda in the Middle Ages, is due out in 2014.

This event is hosted by the Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library at Corning Community College. For additional information, please contact: Sarah Weisman, Associate Dean of Learning Resources, at 607-962-9385 or sweisma1@corning-cc.edu.