Syrian Textiles Up Close - VIRTUAL EVENT

  • Nov 30, 2023 - Jan 18, 2024
  • Katonah Museum of Art

    134 Jay Street
    Katonah, New York 10536
Ticket Price Free This event is now over

Are you curious to learn more about Syrian textiles? Join leading scholars, conservators, and experts in Syrian cultural heritage preservation for a series of three engaging, virtual talks that focus on textiles’ contributions to Syrian culture from antiquity to the present. Free with registration. Links to the Virtual Events will be emailed to registrants the day before the talk. 

November 30: Maya Alkateb-Chami and Rania Kataf share their perspectives on ongoing efforts to document and preserve Syria’s textile heritage.

December 7:  Blair Fowlkes Childs, Lisa Brody, and Martina Ferrari discuss the archaeology, history, and conservation of ancient textiles.

January 18: Deniz Beyazit and Julia Carlson discuss how the fine garments designed and created by skilled artisans in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries reveal social and cultural traditions.

Date & Time

Nov 30, 2023 - Jan 18, 2024

Venue Details

Katonah Museum of Art

134 Jay Street
Katonah, New York 10536 Katonah Museum of Art
Katonah Museum of Art

The Katonah Museum of Art is a non-collecting institution geared towards visual arts, located in Katonah, New York. The Museum presents changing exhibitions that cross a spectrum of artistic disciplines, cultures, and historical periods. Housed in an elegant building designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes, and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Katonah Museum of Art originates three to four major exhibitions annually.

With each exhibition, artists, curators, and other specialists present art through programs, lectures, and workshops designed for visitors of all ages. The Pollack Family Learning Center uses a visual and interactive environment that encourages children and their parents to participate in hands-on projects. The Katonah Museum also offers outdoor concerts, evening cocktail parties, international travels, and trips to other museums and private collections. An outdoor Sculpture Garden, shaded by towering pines, displays contemporary works.

From the beginning, the KMA was committed to presenting exceptional art from all cultures and time periods. The founders’ decision to be a non-collecting institution resulted in a dynamic and flexible exhibition program, which remains one of the most distinctive features of the Museum. The KMA offers lectures, films, workshops, concerts and other events for a general audience; and presents innovative and substantive programs for nearly 100 member schools and community organizations. The Museum's outreach programs for the local Latino immigrant population are at the forefront of community-based education programs.

Its exhibitions, events, and educational programs invite everyone to experience and reflect on the impact and transformative power of the visual arts.


The Katonah Museum of Art is proud to be a grantee of ArtsWestchester with funding made possible by Westchester County government with the support of County Executive George Latimer.

The Katonah Museum of Art’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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