by Louise W. Mackie, Curator Emerita, Cleveland Museum of Art
Tuesday, April 20, 6:30–7:30 pm
Louise W. Mackie was curator of Textiles & Islamic Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art (1998-16 retired). She exhibited Islamic textiles plus “Muhammad Shah’s Royal Persian Tent” (ruled 1834-48) from the museum’s excellent collection. She wrote Symbols of Power: Luxury Textiles from Islamic Lands, 7th–21st Century (Cleveland Museum of Art, 2015). Previously, she co-authored a book on imperial Ottoman silks and velvets (IPEK 2001), produced a video on handmade textiles (Threads of Time 1996), wrote numerous articles, and taught Islamic textiles at the University of Toronto (1980s). Mackie co-founded and was president of the Textile Society of America and has a M.A. degree in Islamic Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.