Tapestry Symposium: Melissa Leventon to speak at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Poppies, 1976 56" x 42" From the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust

Melissa Leventon, former curator of Costume & Textiles at the De Young Museum of San Francisco, as well as a past president of the Costume Society of America, Western Region will be part of a Tapestry symposium on artist Mark Adams being held on Sunday, June 24, from 1-4:30pm. Hope to see you there!

Mark Adams: His Tapestry and Collaborators

In conjunction with the Mark Adams exhibition, a symposium, Mark Adams: His Tapestry and Collaborators brings together some of Adams’ key collaborators in the tapestry process, contemporary tapestry artists, as well as the leading essayist from the soon to be published catalogue raisonné on his work, Mark Adams.

The symposium will delve into Mark Adams’ deep connection with the tapestry medium and give unique insight into his design process and extensive body of work, directly from the people who knew and collaborated with him.

Presenters include:

Melissa Leventon – former curator of Costume & Textiles at the De Young Museum of San Francisco, Principal of Curatrix, (a museum consulting firm), and essayist for the Mark Adams catalog.

Haena Point (Hawaiian Sunset No. 1), 1979 63" x 67" From the Collection of the Stanford Library of Art and Architecture

Jean Pierre Larochette – tapestry weaver, instructor, director and co-founder of the San Francisco Tapestry Workshop

Phoebe McAfee – co-founder of the San Francisco Tapestry Workshop and principal weaver of Mark Adams tapestries.

Rudi Richardson – principal weaver of Mark Adams tapestries and currently a primary weaver for the tapestry project creating a new set of “The Hunt of the Unicorn” tapestries (seen at the Cloisters, MET, NYC) at Stirling Castle, Stirling, Scotland.

Constance Hunt – artist weaver, who studied at the SFTW, and will speak about her close mentor relationship with Mark Adams.

$40 nonmembers /$30 members /$20 student fee

Purchase online or call 408.971.0323 x14.

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  1. I am surprised of all the local conservation and scholar talent in San Francisco despite there not being schools or programs in that area.

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