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African-Print Fashion Now! Fashion Chats
April 10 @ 7:30 PM–7:55 PM
Meet on the exhibition landing and join some of Charlotte’s creative stylist experts and fashion designersas they share 15-minute chats about their African-Print Fashion Now! “pick/s of the month”. This week, Annie Carlano, Senior Curator of Craft, Design, & Fashion at The Mint Museum, will be our guest speaker. She will chat about designs, patterns, lines, styles, colors, contrasts, and more. Ask questions, enjoy the exhibit, and engage in the interactive hands-on learning center to create your own fabric symbols and styles.
Annie Carlano joined the Mint in 2008. She was responsible for the reorganization and reinstallation of the permanent collection galleries of Craft + Design in the new Mint Museum Uptown, opened in 2010. At the Mint she spearheaded the acquisition initiative, Project Ten Ten Ten, organized several special exhibitions, including Contemporary British Studio Ceramics, Fairytales, Fantasy & Fear, F.O.O.D. (Food, Objects, Objectives, Design),Viva Moschino!, Body Embellishment, and Michael Sherrill Retrospective. She has published widely, most recently as co-author of Disrupting Craft: The Renwick Biennial, 2018, taught and lectured in the US and abroad. She is the staff liaison with the Mint Museum of Craft + Design Collections Board, as well as with the Founders’ Circle, the national support group of Craft & Design, and with the Delhom Service League for the Potters Market Invitational.
Prior to her tenure at the Mint, Carlano was Senior Curator, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she led the curatorial division; Department Head and Curator, Costume and Textiles, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Curator of Costume and Textiles, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art; Intern, Costume and Textiles, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Intern, Palazzo Pitti.
She is the recipient of two Mellon Research Fellowships, Attingham Class of 1998, a 2006 Getty Museum Leadership Institute Fellowship, and was awarded a 2015 Association of Israeli Decorative Arts (AIDA) travel grant. She served on the Board of the International Committee for Decorative Arts and Design (ICDAD) of ICOM (International Council of Museum) from 2012-2016, and co-organized the 2017 international conference. Carlano received her B.A. in Art History from Rutgers University, and an M.A. from the Università degli Studi in Florence, Italy.
FREE with pre-registration, 7:30- 7:55 PMRegister online
Thanks to the Mint Museum Auxiliary for its generous support of programming around Community-Relations programming with African-Print Fashion Now! Fashion Chats.