Panel: Art for Every Home
Designed for Living: Mid-century American Textiles

In conjunction with the exhibition Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists, 1934–2000

Mid-century American fabric design displays great diversity, in styles ranging from colonial revival to space-age and beyond. This panel will examine a variety of textiles from this fascinating period—when fine art, fashion, interior decor, and commercial design overlapped. Moderated by Nancy Deihl, director, MA Program in Costume Studies, Art & Art Professions, NYU (Steinhardt); with speakers Meredith Busey, independent scholar; Karen Herbaugh, curator, American Textile History Museum, and catalogue essayist for Art for Every Home; and Leigh Wishner, curatorial assistant in Costume & Textiles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Supported by the IFPDA Foundation. Co-sponsored by NYU’s MA Program in Costume Studies, Department of Art & Art Professions (Steinhardt); and Grey Art Gallery.

Free of charge, no reservations, capacity limited. All are subject to change. Photo ID required for entrance to NYU buildings. Information:,, 212/998-6780.

Starts 4/26/16 6:30 pm
Ends 4/26/16 8:00 pm
Participants Nancy Deihl, Meredith Busey, Karen Herbaugh, and Leigh Wishner
Location Einstein Auditorium, Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street (between 3rd Ave. and 9th St.)
Cost Free of charge, no reservations, capacity limited


Program Types: Conversation Panel