september 2021

25sep1:00 pm4:00 pmMini Symposium: Clothing & IdentitySaturday, September 25 | 1-4 PM - VIRTUAL EVENTEvent Type :Public Program,VIRTUAL EVENT


Event Details


Explore the interplay between clothing and identity as seen through Maryhill Museum of Art’s varied collections. Speakers are Simona Laiu (Romanian folk clothing), Sandra Ericson (haute couture), Steve Grafe (historic Native American attire). Free with admission. This event will be presented ONLINE. Thank you for your flexibility at this time. 


Simona Laiu holds an MLA from Stanford University. For the last 20 years, she has been owner of Gradina Hestiei, through which she researches, collects, restores, and promotes 19th and early-20th-century Romanian folk textiles.

Sandra Ericson is an educator who taught fashion design, pattern making, draping, and other courses at City College of San Francisco for more than 30 years. She is founder of Antiquity Press, a small publishing company for out-of-print fashion books.  Until 2017, she was co-owner of the Center for Pattern Design.

Steve Grafe is Curator of Art at Maryhill Museum of Art. He is a longtime student of Indigenous American art and author of the essay about historic Columbia River Plateau dress in Vol. III (United States and Canada) of the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (2010).


(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST


Maryhill Museum of Art

35 Maryhill Museum Drive

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