‘Voices of American Design’: ‘Up to My Old Tricks Again’

Lecture is Fourth in Series at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

April 15, 2015

Kurie Fitzgerald: [email protected], 202-994-6461
Maralee Csellar: [email protected], 202-994-7564
Internationally recognized sculptor, jeweler, printmaker and educator Joyce J. Scott will host the fourth lecture in the “Voices of American Design” series at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum. The lecture, “Up to My Old Tricks,” will focus on Ms. Scott’s works that address political and social issues like gender, race and class struggle. She is best known for her exuberant and provocative beaded sculptural forms and neckpieces. 
Ms. Scott’s pieces are currently in the permanent collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Mint Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. 
Thursday, April 23, 2015; 6 p.m. 
The George Washington University 
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
701 21st St., NW
Washington, D.C. 
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Orange, Blue and Silver lines)
Tickets are free for museum members and current GW students, faculty and staff, and $10 for non-members. Advance registration is required. Register by calling 202-994-7394 or online at http://museum.gwu.edu/joyce-scott
Voices of American Design” is a series of lectures that explore contemporary design through textiles, wood, glass and other media. Celebrated artists working in these media discuss the influence of design masters on their work, the process of developing their own personal style and the future of design. The first lecture in the series featured internationally recognized leader in contemporary design Stephanie Odegard, who discussed the role of beauty, social responsibility and environmental concerns in her textile work. The second featured esteemed woodturners Philip and Matt Moulthrop, who discussed their process from start to finish and the challenges of designing with natural materials. The third featured master glass artist Dan Dailey. 
The George Washington University and The Textile Museum 
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum opened on March 21 with three exhibitions: Unraveling Identity: Our Textiles, Our Stories, The Textile Museum’s largest exhibition to date, as well as The Civil War and the Making of Modern Washington and Seat of Empire: Planning Washington, 1790–1801, two exhibitions curated from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. The museum offers educational programs, including the “Voices of American Design” series. Visit the online calendar for details. 
The custom-built museum displays The Textile Museum’s globally recognized collections of nearly 20,000 textiles and related objects and pieces owned by the university, including the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection of nearly 1,000 artifacts documenting the history of Washington, D.C.