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Monday, September 16, 2019

Lecture: "The Art of Tapestry"

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September 16, 2019 - 10:00 AM
Lecture Title: The Art of Tapestry
Speaker: Charissa Bremer-David, Curator, Sculpture, & Decorative Arts, J. Paul Getty Museum

Tickets $15 for Non-Members; Members please e-mail Tori Weller at to reserve your spot

Historically, three criteria judged the aesthetic merits and quality of tapestry: design, material, and execution. Join Charissa Bremer-David in exploring the traditional design process, the materials and techniques involved in weaving, and the display of these costly hangings. Learn how the most treasured tapestries – such as the Timken’s four portraying Stories of Queen Artemisia – were esteemed as works of art, indicative of the patron’s status, erudition, and taste.  

Charissa Bremer-David is Curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the J. Paul Getty Museum. A graduate of art history and history programs at the University of California, she is interested in the relationships between social history and fine art. Since joining the Getty Museum, she has published on diverse subjects, ranging from culinary arts to sculpture, and curated exhibitions, notably Paris: Life and Luxury (2011) and Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV (2015).